Upcycled movie lamp competition


Win a unique Albert & Edward upcycled movie camera lamp

We’ve seen designer Duncan McKean’s brilliant upcycled creations on BBC’s Money for Nothing, and now the founder of Albert & Edward is giving a lucky Reclaim reader the chance to win one of his unique lights. Worth £230, the prize lamp is created from a 1930s British movie camera on a vintage tripod, adding old-school character to your home.

Well-known for using camera equipment in his designs, Duncan sources his vintage and antique pieces from flea markets and antique fairs, as well as from individuals who have collections, and sells his lighting at Greenwich Market as well as online.

Last year, after showing his collection at Grand Designs Live in London’s Excel, Duncan received an exciting phone call. ‘I got a call from a number I didn’t recognise, so I thought it was PPI or something,’ he laughs. ‘Then the person said they were from the production team at Money for Nothing and my whole tone changed!’ He is thrilled to be working with the TV team and has been commissioned by presenter Sarah Moore to make lighting for her home.

Duncan gave up a teaching career in 2017 to pursue his lighting dream – and loves what he does. ‘I’m privileged to be paid to do what I do,’ he says. ‘There are people who collect my work – and it’s quite hard to get my head around that! To me it’s not a job; it’s a passion that’s now earning money.’

You can discover more of Duncan’s current stock of vintage upcycled lighting at albertandedward.co.uk.

Closing date for entries is midnight on 9 September 2020.

T&Cs: The prize is for one reader to win an upcycled lamp from Albert & Edward, worth £230. No cash alternative is available. The prize is non-refundable and no correspondence will be entered into. Entries are only valid if they reach us by the closing date and multiple entries will be disregarded. The competition is open to UK entrants only. The publisher’s decision is final.


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