Ian Thompson Design
Designers And Purveyors of the World's Finest Custom Lighting Sculptures
Woodcraft

Exotic Wood

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We love using native and exotic timbers in our custom lighting designs because the simpler the form the more it allows the beauty of wood, its texture and grain to tell its own story.

Simple Entertainers

Age Old Stories

We use some of the oldest timbers in the world to make our lighting sculptures because they have grain and colour variations that are unmatched by any other species of wood.

A recent design of our used Ancient Kauri, a unique wood  with amazing beauty and intriguing history.  It is commonly regarded as the oldest wood available in the world. Ancient Kauri has been buried underground in New Zealand for approximately 40,000 years, yet it is as workable as newly-harvested wood.

The glow of Ancient Kauri adds to its beauty and illustrates that this is no ordinary timber, but something quite special to look at, enjoy and own.