If you just can’t ever get over that one time at band camp, keep your fondest memory alive with a decorative Trumpet Lamp.
Yes, trumpets can go far beyond being tooted and startling people into cardiac arrest; they can also light up a room. These lamps are a must-have for any has-been-will-always-be band nerd, including members from the brass section of the marching band, jazz band, and orchestra. Fans of Louis Armstrong and of the band Cake might also want one.
Wait, don’t play taps for that retired trumpet yet! Jamie Cornett breathes new life into well-used instruments by turning them into bright and brassy lamps. After this horn played its last notes, the artist fixed each piece in its own base and a shade featuring sheet music. Sure to make the musician, music teacher or music lover’s heart trill with delight, this quirky piece of home decor gives this instrument a standing ovation. Handmade in New York City using an upcycled trumpet, maple wood base, lamp wiring, and lamp shade.
- Materials: electrical wiring, maple
- lamp: 21″ H x 6″ dia. Shade: 8″ H x 10″ dia.
- Clean with a damp cloth. 60w compact fluorescent lightbulb included.
From top to bottom the lamp radiates the theme of music. The lamp shade is designed with prints of real musical scores. I’m seeing some Franz Schubert on there.
The Trumpet Lamp is available at Uncommon Goods for $220-$240 each.