design-nation facebook instagram twitter search

Reworked (Sam Isaacs)

intriguing and nostalgic

At his workshop in North Cornwall, Sam Isaacs of Reworked produces unique, original and eclectic lighting and other curiosities made from salvaged materials. Vintage motor and bicycle lamps, other bicycle parts, mid 20th century kitchen appliances, and flotsam from the sea are amongst the intriguing and nostalgic components featured in his work.

Sam says, “I have always aimed to use unwanted, unloved and forgotten items,  reinterpreting them into a new product narrative. I am not always invested in the original item retaining its former use, but see it as becoming the basis for something new.” His business is based on ethical considerations of reusing and recycling, and Sam tries to be plastic free where possible, and to use water based products. The packaging is made from Forestry Stewardship Council certified board and recycled bubble wrap.

Sam has also taken to using flotsam and ghost net found washed up on Cornwall’s coastline and he often partake in regular beach cleans, taking home any flotsam found. These finds provides a narrative and sense of place to his work. By reinterpreting and repurposing found objects, Sam creates a new identity and a new lease of life for lost treasures.

Features

Barbara’s Blog #7, on sustainable practice and use of waste, 25 January 2021

News: Seven more designers join our network, 26 July 2020

601 series green small desk lamp, 2019, by Reworked

Eyeball Lamp, 2017, by Reworked

Anglepoise Lamp, 2020, by Reworked

Jack Lamp, 2020, by Reworked

Flotsam series lamp, using lobster pot marker buoy, 2019, by Reworked

Flotsam series lamp, 2019

Contact Reworked (Sam Isaacs)

Subscribe

Sign up with your email address to receive news and updates.

We respect your privacy.
Please see our privacy policy for further details.