Copperfish is a family business based in Co. Wicklow in Ireland that specialises in lamps and lighting handcrafted from ancient timber.
Run by founder and maker Eoin Shanley and his wife Yvonne, the seeds for the business were sown during their restoration of a 200-year-old thatched cottage. While Yvonne researched conservation and sustainable materials, Eoin began working with old and reclaimed wood under the tutelage of a former coach builder and master joiner.
Later, when the project was near completion and frustrated with the selection of lamps and lighting available, Eoin reverted to some of the skills he'd learnt to make his own lamps and lighting using old timber and copper piping. He very quickly started to get requests from friends and family and soon after, Copperfish was born.
Copperfish lamps and lights are now sold in leading design and interior stores in Ireland. In 2019 Copperfish was one of 5 brands selected to represented the Irish Design Council of Ireland at New York’s Shoppe Object event and in 2020 Copperfish was shortlisted in the UK Gift of the Year awards. Copperfish has been a member of the Irish Design Council and selected for Design Ireland every year since 2017.
Every piece continues to be designed and made by hand in Co. Wicklow using beautiful old timber selected for its provenance and character.
With the cottage we felt we were restoring a piece of our heritage for future generations. It’s the same with our lamps – the wood we love has history, character, and the traces of where it came from. We take this wood and we bring it back to life in a new form and it feels really good to be doing that.
Eoin Shanley, founder and maker.
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Copperfish Lighting Company,
Charvey Lane Industrial Estate,
+353 (0)86 8534758