The power of light

Our vintage design for Poppies of Camden is taking shape with a quartet of lights to transport you to 40s and 50s Britain. All these hard working lights continue their lifespan in Camden Town, giving diners a slice of history to light up that fabulous fish and chips.

Just installed, these beautiful white enameled pendants have come a long way from their military past.  Salvaged from an MOD facility in Stirling, Scotland, we can only guess the war secrets they presided over.  What will these wonderfully crafted lamps be party to in the new Poppies restaurant?

Guiding you upstairs to the living room performance area, these ‘Small Oxford’ lanterns by G.E.C. once lit the way for pedestrians on Britain’s streets in 1950. We love their polished aluminium enclosure with the cast manufacturer’s branding - a fantastic light to complement our wrought iron feature staircase.

These stunning green 50s factory lights with convex glass screens were salvaged from a long established engineering facility in Halifax, England.  Now they’ll take a more leisurely view of life as they light up our period eight-seater bar where you can enjoy a local Camden brew with your jellied eels.

Next stop, we’ll take you down the tube, as you would have gone in an air-raid, to check out these original English prismatic bulkheads by Lacent and our rather special toilets.  You can see it all in the flesh in a couple of weeks. We can't wait.

ProjectsSusie Agathou