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Oboe upcycled lamp

If you’re looking for something to do with your old musical instruments speak to Stage Left Lux to see how we can help.

We can transform most household objects into incredible lights for your home, we can upcycle your old unwanted items into bespoke feature lamps, giving them a new useful purpose.


We were recently asked by a customer if we could turn an oboe into a lamp.


We drew up various designs and plans for the oboe to give the customer the option to choose which idea they preferred best.

The oboe had sentimental value, the owner of it played at school. The oboe had been up in the loft for years waiting for something to happen to it, the options were to throw it away, give it away or sell it. It didn’t have great financial value, but it was precious as it reminded the owner of their childhood.

At Stage Left Lux we upcycle lots of old vintage items and antiques into feature lighting, we respect the history of the original item and like to preserve the integrity of it.

We use a sympathetic approach to upcycling and try wherever possible to cause no or very minimal harm to the original item, and where possible use upcycling techniques which could be reversed in the future.


What did we do?

For the oboe lamp we were able to run the cable through the air holes in the side of the musical instrument meaning we had to drill no new holes.

A bulb holder was fitted inside the horn allowing a candle shaped bulb to protrude out of the horn end.

We were able to obtain a samurai sword stand which was in keeping with the finish and colour of the oboe, the stand made the perfect rest for the object to sit on.

The finished result was a beautiful unique lamp that would provide happy childhood musical memories! 


Stage Left Lux are an independent creative lighting business based in Derbyshire.

To see more of what we do, take a look at our in stock and ready to purchase lamps, in our on-line lighting shop. All of our lamps are handmade by us in our workshop in Derby.

If you are looking for something totally unique, get in touch to see how we can transform your old objects into beautiful feature lights to add some charm and excitement to your home.  

Stage Left Lux can design and build most types of light fittings, include table lamps, wall lights and feature ceiling lighting.

Get in touch! 

If you’re looking for something totally unique to light-up your home, get in touch to discuss your requirements:

Contact Scott on 07743 641 425 email:

Stage Left Lux are based at Banks Mill Studios, situated a few minutes outside of Derby City Centre, in easy reach of the surrounding areas of Derbyshire, Nottingham, Leicester, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire and Warwickshire. 

Get in touch to book an appointment to visit our workshop to discuss ideas for your bespoke lighting, see how our lamps are made and view a range of our unique feature lamps. 

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