About Nocturne Workshop

Nocturne lamps are designed and built by Simon Day. Developed from a love of sculpture, design, materials and making, they aim to be utile yet elegant and have an honest integrity of construction and build.

All the lamps are made from best quality materials. Brass, hardwoods and aluminium are used to construct the lamps which are made to order in our workshop to a high level of craftsmanship and detail.

The workshop is regularly commissioned to make and design bespoke feature lighting, mirrors, furniture and often collaborates with other workshops and craftspeople to draw shared knowledge together with the aim of achieving work of the highest quality.

Clients include: Cave Interiors / Constructive & Co / Fortnum & Mason / Hyatt Hotels / Naomi Paul Studio / Russell Sage Studio / Selfridges & Co / Spinocchia Freund / Studio Peascod / Rosendale Design / Universal Design Studio / Waldo Works Studio


If you would like to stock Nocturne designs please email us at info@nocturneworkshop.com.

Recommended bulbs

Nocturne lamps are designed to be used with LED bulbs with a E27 fitting. All lamps are supplied with a filament LED bulbs by our recommended supplier Bright Goods.

Delivery and shipping

Lamps are handmade to order and will be delivered within 4-6 weeks from date of order and receipt of payment. 

Please email us at info@nocturneworkshop.com for a delivery quote.

Portrait and tool photos by Rita Platts


Simon Day graduated from Wimbledon School of Art with a BA Hons in sculpture in 1997.

In 1998 he started working at Raven Restoration in Chiswick combining the metalworking skills gained at college and learning new specialist techniques to make bespoke lighting and furniture.

Simon then went on to work for Phillips and Wood co-designing and making their range of lanterns launched at Decorex in 2006 and creating bespoke lighting for clients such as Candy & Candy and Helen Green Design.

In 2007 Simon moved to Cox London in Tottenham where he was the workshop manager for four years.

Over a number of years during the evenings after work Simon developed plans for the Nocturne range of lamps. Drawing his main inspiration from the 20th Century British design sensibilities of companies such as Kandya, Stag and PEL and designers such as Ernest Race, Frank Guille and James Leonard, the designs were worked up into small-scale copper sheet maquettes distilled from pages of sketchbook drawings before the first Nocturne range of lamps was launched in 2011.