Choosing the best shade shape for your lamp can be tricky. We enjoy helping you get it right and can make shades in any shape. Bring your lamp to our Studio or send us a picture with dimensions for advice.
We can make you a shade in your own material to match a particular room scheme or simply to use up some spare favourite fabric. We make dog beds and beanbags bespoke too.
We have made huge, asymmetric shades, tiny candles and everything in between, regularly advising leading designers on bespoke shades for exotic, one-off bases. We can help you choose the right size for your base or for our standard sizes, our Size & Fittings Guide will help.
We restore lamps and shades. We can recover an old lampshade frame with new material so you can keep a shape you love. We rewire vintage finds in stylish, coloured silk flex and can convert candlesticks, vases and even special wine bottles into a unique lamp base for you.
We have a large collection of trimmings and braids if you crave something a bit different. Patterned braids and coloured bindings can pick up a colour in the room or on the base and add a subtle point of difference. However, they draw attention to the edges so the shade must be beautifully made.
We have a comprehensive Source Book in our Studio containing hundreds of patterns, rainbow silks, hessian and linen plus bespoke lining options including metallics and muslins. We also provide a ‘fabric finding’ service - popular with interior decorators; you brief us and we’ll find it for you.
If your lampshade is to hang as a ceiling light we make it with a pendant fitting at the top of the shade. Otherwise, we will make it in our standard way with what’s known as a duplex fitting. This then sits on a shade carrier, fits all standard and table lamps and allows you to adjust the height of the shade to suit your base. So for ceiling light, please choose CEILING and for standard and table lamps please choose LAMP BASE FITTING
The exception to this is if you choose a small lampshade for a lamp base when we use a fixed fitting at the bottom of the shade. Because the shade is relatively small, we think this looks better. This will be automatically adjusted when you order but if you have any queries or are unsure about anything, don’t hesitate to email or give us a ring, 07790 527 594 / 07968 103985
This drum is a little longer than many you will find in the shops and as such has a more contemporary and unusual look. It suits both table and standard lamp bases and works very well as a ceiling light.
Another classic design which lends itself to most lamp bases. We have experimented with a number of similar shapes and think that the slope of its sides is just about right.
A more contemporary take on the French Drum, this shape has steeper sides for a more modern look.
Gathered French Drum
Gathered Contemporary Drum
Our candle shades come as 3/4 cones or full cones. If your light is fixed close to the wall or the sconces are close together, 3/4 cones work perfectly.