Friday, November 5, 2010

Maker Profile - Lamps by SPACED

This is our first blog post and our first Maker Profile - welcome everyone!

This month we're profiling Lamps by SPACED. Our lamp is attracting huge interest from the boys so if you have one of those 'what to buy for the man who has everything' dilemmas, here's the answer. The Lamps are made from vintage surveyor stands and map pages from the Melways. You can customise the shade by selecting the Melways pages depicting a place that means something to you. Cool huh?

Who is the Maker behind Lamps by SPACED?
Dianna Chapman of Lamps by SPACED has combined her love of maps, Melbourne and vintage surveys equipment with her appreciation of the spatial aesthetics to come up with a quirky and very modern furniture piece.

What's in the name?
Lamps by SPACED incorporates the mapping genre and everything spatial.

How did you get to where you are today?
I started Lamps by SPACED out of my love of the Melway. Being a graduate of Geomatic Engineering, I believe that spatial information inspires and evokes a sense of belonging and place. The Melway is something that all Melburnians relate to. It is an icon. And what better way to appreciate an icon than lighting it up!

What do you love about what you do?
I love discovering how many people love maps! It is truly amazing. In our modern lifestyle filled with GPS that tell you where to go, the old fashioned map can not fall by the wayside. All maps tell a story and I love that each one of my laps will mean something special to its owner.

What do you hope happens when you send your works out into the world?
I hope to ignite our passion for place and belonging, and an appreciate of where we are in the world.


  1. Hi Rachael, I was on Nic's blog and she mentioned her goodies were available at your shop, so I clicked on to you blog.
    What a beautiful shop and stock. Next time I visit South Melbourne will pop in.
    Am certain your Champagne night will be a wonderful sucess and Ardoch Youth Foundation will receive a healthy donation.
    All best wishes

  2. I've just sent this link off to a friend whose husband is a surveyor ... hope you do Sydney ones!