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Carefully Crafted Modern Lamps with Vintage Style to Light Up Your Home, Office, Vintage RV, or Teardrop Trailer.
Carefully Crafted Modern Lamps with Vintage Style to Light Up Your Home, Office, Vintage RV, or Teardrop Trailer.
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My name is Erol Chandler. I am a middle school science teacher, turned woodworker. I took the long route finding my heart in the woodshop rather than the classroom. I have been building custom furniture for a few years now, and recently fell in love with designing and building lamps. I wake up every morning wanting to create and bring lamps to life. My lamps are not complex, but they are carefully constructed. The wood and parts are sourced locally and I build each one by hand in Eugene, OR.  

SIGNATURE LAMPS

Type A Lamp™
Type A Lamp™

The Type A Lamp™ is the result of my initial venture into lamp building.  This lamp is a simple A-frame shape, made of hand finished eastern walnut, with small Edison-style teardrop bulb hangs from the center. 

TYPE A LAMP™ FEATURES

Type O Lamp™ in Walnut with Red and White Striped Cord and Edison Style Bulb
Type O Lamp™ in Walnut with Red and White Striped Cord and Edison Style Bulb
Type O Lamp™ in Pink with a Red and White Striped Cord and Edison Style Bulb
Type O Lamp™ in Pink with a Red and White Striped Cord and Edison Style Bulb

The Type O Lamp™ is my second completed design, and has proven to be very popular. A hardwood frame boxes in a perfect globe of glass and old style filaments that is operated by a high quality, nickel plated toggle switch. The vintage styled woven cotton cord works with the lamp as a finishing touch, rather than needing to be hidden. This lamp is a perfect partner for reading next to or illuminating your popcorn during date night.

TYPE O LAMP™ FEATURES

MY DREAM

I plan on personally building every Type O and Type A Lamp that will ever exist. No matter where you see a Type O Lamp™ you know who and where it was built. As a Type O owner myself, I think thats pretty cool.  My dream has been to build A-Lamp Design into a national brand that remains handmade in the US and does not veer from its clean, modern lines and vintage aesthetic. 

To do this, instead of scaling up to meet demand, I must limit my production to about 150 lamps per month (about 3 per state).  In exchange for not possibly making a quick million dollars, I receive satisfaction from being able to focus on building carefully crafted pieces for people who really want them. 

A-Lamp is very young and want you to be part of taking it to the next level.  I have found my passion and I hope to share it with you. Thank you for taking the time to read my story.  If you have any questions please ask away!

SUPPORTER REWARDS

An assortment of earrings made from scrap wood and leftovers from my projects.
An assortment of earrings made from scrap wood and leftovers from my projects.
Sturdy Tote with THE TYPE O LAMP™ Logo.
Sturdy Tote with THE TYPE O LAMP™ Logo.
The Type A Lamp™
The Type A Lamp™
Type O Lamp™ in Pea Green with Gray on Gray Cord and Edison Bulb
Type O Lamp™ in Pea Green with Gray on Gray Cord and Edison Bulb
 
The Type O Lamp™ in Mustard with Blue Slate Cord and Edison Style Spiral Bulb
The Type O Lamp™ in Mustard with Blue Slate Cord and Edison Style Spiral Bulb
A Custom Copper on Gloss White Entryway Chandelier with 5 Large Edison Globe Bulbs
A Custom Copper on Gloss White Entryway Chandelier with 5 Large Edison Globe Bulbs
A set of Walnut Type O Lamps (Mirrored)
A set of Walnut Type O Lamps (Mirrored)
                        

Risks and challenges

The only setbacks that could come up to keep me from building these lamps are illness (haven't been sick in a while), or a bulb or part supplier not coming through. I have complete confidence in my suppliers and have built good relationships with all of them. They are all located in the US so that helps!

I have put limits on the quantity of Rewards that can be chosen to make sure I will be able to deliver the rewards on time!

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    Pledge US$ 8 or more About US$ 8

    A rad Type O Lamp™ Logo sticker, with a hand written note of appreciation!

    I will also put your name on the wall of my shop to act as a consistent reminder of this great community, and how the things you do, you never do alone.

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    ONE SET OF RECLAIMED/UPCYCLED EARRINGS

    These little earrings I make from scraps I have around the shop from projects. Could me made from Birch, Maple, Walnut, Alder, etc. A bit of a grab bag, but they will be unique!

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    Show your support with a durable Type O Lamp™ logo tote bag. Who says you can't put a lamp on a bag?

    Also Includes a set of Earrings listed above.

    I will also put your name on the wall of my shop to act as a consistent reminder of this great community, and how the things you do, you never do alone.

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    ONE TYPE A LAMP {EARLY BIRD}

    At this level, your pledge will get you a Type A Lamp™ signed by me. It comes in the iconic style of:

    -Walnut Body
    -Red Cloth Cord with 2-Way Dimmer Switch
    -Edison Style Squirrel Cage Bulb

    I will personally sign the bottom of each of these lamps.

    The unsigned version of this lamp retails for 129.00

    I will also put your name on the wall of my shop to act as a consistent reminder of this great community, and how the things we do, we never do alone.

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    ONE CUSTOM TYPE O LAMP™ {Early Bird}

    At this level, your pledge will get you a designer signed Type O Lamp™ in your own custom style.

    You choose the body style, cord color, and bulb combination that matches your personal style and space!

    See www.alampdesigns.com for current style choices. More will be available.

    I will build it to your specs, sign it and ship it to your door.

    I will also put your name on the wall of my shop to act as a consistent reminder of this great community, and how the things you do, you never do alone.

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    Pledge US$ 110 or more About US$ 110

    ONE TYPE A LAMP

    At this level, your pledge will get you a designer signed Type A Lamp™ in the one and only style of:

    -Walnut Body
    -Red Cloth Cord with 2-Way Dimmer Switch
    -Edison Style Squirrel Cage Bulb

    I will personally sign the bottom of each of these lamps.

    The unsigned version of this lamp retails for 129.00

    I will also put your name on the wall of my shop to act as a consistent reminder of this great community, and how the things we do, we never do alone.

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    Pledge US$ 120 or more About US$ 120

    ONE CUSTOM TYPE O LAMP™

    At this level, your pledge will get you a designer signed Type O Lamp™ in your own custom style.

    You choose the body style, cord color, and bulb combination that matches your personal style and space!

    See www.alampdesigns.com for style choices. More style choices will be available.

    I will build it to your specs, sign it and ship it to your door.

    I will also put your name on the wall of my shop to act as a consistent reminder of this great community, and how the things you do, you never do alone.

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    ONE LIMITED EDITION "MURDERED" OUT TYPE O LAMP™

    Your supporting pledge will get you a limited edition designer signed Type O Lamp™ in Black on Black.

    This lamp is Flat Black with a Flat Black Cord and your choice of either Edison Spiral Bulb or White Globe Bulb. This Lamp is not available online or in stores.

    I will sign and number the bottom in white pen.

    You are here at the beginning, might as well own a little piece of our history.

    I will also put your name on the wall of my shop to act as a consistent reminder of this great community, and how the things you do, you never do alone.

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    TWO CUSTOM TYPE O LAMPS™ {EARLY BIRD}

    At this level, your pledge will get you two designer signed Type O Lamps™ in your own custom style.

    You choose the body style, cord color, and bulb combination that matches your personal style and space!

    See www.alampdesigns.com for style choices.

    I will build it to your specs, sign it and ship it to your door!

    I will also put your name on the wall of my shop to act as a consistent reminder of this great community, and how the things you do, you never do alone.

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    Pledge US$ 220 or more About US$ 220

    TWO CUSTOM TYPE O LAMPS™

    At this level, your pledge will get you two designer signed Type O Lamps™ in your own custom style.

    You choose the body style, cord color, and bulb combination that matches your personal style and space!

    See www.alampdesigns.com for style choices.

    I will build it to your specs, sign it and ship it to your door!

    I will also put your name on the wall of my shop to act as a consistent reminder of this great community, and how the things you do, you never do alone.

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    ONE PAIR OF MIRRORED CUSTOM TYPE O LAMPS™

    At this level, your pledge will get you a pair of designer signed Type O Lamp™ in your own custom style.

    These lamps are meant to go on each side of a bed, headboard, doorway, piece of art, etc. The toggle switches are mirrored so that they face each other when the cord is hanging down from each of them. Very cool, very pro.

    You choose the body style, cord color, and bulb combination that matches your personal style and space!

    See www.alampdesigns.com for style choices.

    I will build it to your specs, sign it and ship it to your door!

    I will also put your name on the wall of my shop to act as a consistent reminder of this great community, and how the things you do, you never do alone.

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    CUSTOM CHANDELIER

    At this pledge level I will work with you to build a custom chandelier or large lighting piece for your home. I have made many different styles of chandeliers that can be seen on my instagram feed, and have many more ideas in my head!

    Possible materials include, Copper, Brass, Steel, Hardwood, and pretty much anything reasonable that you would like in your home.

    Up to 5 bulbs.

    I love working with people one on one.

    I will also put your name on the wall of my shop to act as a consistent reminder of this great community, and how the things you do, you never do alone.

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    LARGE CUSTOM CHANDELIER

    At this pledge level I will work with you to build a custom chandelier or large lighting piece for your your home. I have made many different styles of chandeliers that can be seen on my instagram feed, and have many more ideas in my head!

    Possible materials include, Copper, Brass, Steel, Hardwood, and pretty much anything reasonable that you would like in your home.

    Up to 10 bulbs.

    I love working with people one on one.

    I will also put your name on the wall of my shop to act as a consistent reminder of this great community, and how the things you do, you never do alone.

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    SET OF LAMPS FOR RESTAURANT OR BUSINESS

    For your restaurant, coffee shop or other business I will make you a custom color and finish set of Type O Lamps™ to match your businesses style and to meet your specific needs (ie cord length, bulbs type and wattage etc).

    Up to 10 Lamps

    I will also put your name on the wall of my shop to act as a consistent reminder of this great community, and how the things you do, you never do alone.

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    ADVENTURE

    All expenses paid (minus airfare) 3 day Mountain bike trip/shop tour/build your own Type O Lamp™ fiesta in Eugene Oregon.

    Come stay 2 nights and 3 days in a downtown motel personally selected by me. All meals are on me. Basically this is just 3 days of fun in beautiful Eugene Oregon with a local lamp builder/ tour guide. If you like mountain biking nearly as much as I do, we can go mountain biking. Rafting more your thing? Sounds good. Includes one winery tour, and what ever else we can ponder up. Golf? Yep like that. Road Riding, yep. Picnic and kickball, yep. Downtown nightlife, sure!

    Includes Custom Type O Lamp™, Tote.

    I will also put your name on the wall of my shop to act as a consistent reminder of this great community, and how the things you do, you never do alone.

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Funding period

- (30 days)