Handmade Recycled Metal 'Rustic Fiddler' Table Lamp (Mexico)

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ITEM#: 15560943

This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic. Wearing a top hat, an itinerant fiddler plays his violin as Armando Ramirez recycles metal scraps and auto parts to craft this table lamp. The switch is located on the cord, and a jute lampshade crowns the lamp

Product Features:

  • Weight : 8.4 lbs
  • Lamp Dimension : 17.3 inches high x 9 inches wide x 7.5 inches deep
  • Lampshade: 11.8 inches high x 14.3 inches diameter
  • Color: Metallic, rustic finish
  • Lamp: Recycled metal
  • Setting: Indoor
  • Fixture finish: Black
  • Shade: Jute on polystyrene
  • Color: Light beige
  • Type: Spider fitting
  • On/off line switch
  • One light
  • Takes one 40 watt bulb, not included
  • Electrical fixtures included 
  • Made in Mexico.

Story Behind the Art:

As a child I enjoyed inventing toys, and soon yearned to create a unique style of art. Environmentally enamored, I now transform recycled goods.”

"Hi, I'm Armando Ramírez. All my life, I've lived in a town of artisans, and this has motivated me to create new art. As a child I enjoyed inventing toys, and soon yearned to create a unique style of art. Environmentally enamored, I now transform recycled goods. At first, little by little, I began to craft figures from scraps and discarded mechanical parts – mostly from cars and bicycles. And so I began to create sculptures, soldering the pieces together and giving them shape as I imagined they should look.  The process involves selecting recycled items that can be used. I separate them and soak them in a cleaning solution to remove any impurities. I solder them together until I achieve my design, then I give it a protective coat of glossy varnish.

"My sculptures are so successful that today I sell only my own works. They are rustic in nature, designed to recycle discarded objects by converting them into art. Thanks to the creativity that God gave me, today I have an enjoyable and better way of life. Because I believed and I put my trust in Novica and the people working there, I was able to formalize my craft and give continuity to something that was becoming a dream too difficult to achieve. Great and significant changes came to my life! Novica helped me take the last steps towards consolidating my workshop. Now I can plan projects because I have the financial stability to do so as well as enlarge my workshop so I may offer people in my community safe employment opportunities. Most importantly, I can buy the little presents I had long promised my two daughters! The financial solvency and the self-assurance I have gained from knowing that people around the world have accepted my work, has inspired me to learn more about art. I have enrolled in an art school where I can learn more about design and materials, because I know I am capable of discovering new recycling techniques I can share with the world.”

Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.


Material Metal
Switch Type On-Off Line Switch
Bulb Wattage 40 W
Color Silver
Lamp Type Standard
Light Bulb Type LED
Lighting Style Rustic
Number of Lights 1 Light
Product Features Handmade, UL Listed
Dimensions Lamp: 17.3 inches high x 9 inches wide x 7.5 inches deep; Lampshade: 11.8 inches high x 14.3 inches diameter
Model Number 209108
Country of Origin Mexico
  • Fantastic original piece of art!
    Verified Purchase

    I am so thrilled with this lamp. It really is a work of art. VERY well made---durable. Arrived in perfect condition--packed very well. Makes a great statement in my office and I get so many compliments on it. The only thing I wish is that the artist had SIGNED the piece! But I really love this lamp!

  • Very well made
    Verified Purchase

    This was bigger than I expected but it was a pleasant surprise. Very well made art piece.

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      I chose this lamp because it's our 4th anniversary. The modern gift is appliances. My husband complains about wanting a "man lamp" and this is pretty cool.

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