Nocturne Workshop is based on the idea that the best form always follows function. Our lamps are made with a simple, industrial aesthetic in mind, but are nevertheless luxurious in colour, finish and design.

Our materials, brass, sustainably-sourced hard-woods and aluminium are used to construct lamps to the highest level of craftsmanship designed to last and age beautifully over time.

Nocturne was established by Simon Day in 2011 drawing design inspiration from architecture, workshop machinery and the 20th-century design sensibilities of companies and designers such as Kandya, Stag and PEL, Ernest Race, Anni Albers, Frank Guille, Eileen Gray and Jean Prouve.

From its workshop in Manchester, a team of specialist craftspeople make our lamps to order, so we can adapt our designs to work with your home or interior project. Click here for more information on finishes, lamp making and delivery timings.

We can ship our lamps internationally, please email us to place an order at

Our workshop is regularly commissioned to design and make bespoke feature lighting, mirrors and furniture, you can see a selection of our bespoke commissions here.

Prior to founding Nocturne, Simon designed and made lighting and furniture for Phillips and Wood and Cox London.