I’ve been admiring the creativity with regards to lampshades as I browse the internet, here is a selection of favourites.
First of course are my own lampshades, expertly hand crafted for Fabulous Vintage by Shady Designs in Balmain, Sydney. All Fabulous Vintage lampshades are produced by Shady Design’s talented and dedicated specialist production team. Each lampshade is made to a high standard with quality testing performed prior to dispatch. You can select vintage retro fabric from my vintage fabric gallery or contact Shady Designs to see their awesome modern fabric collection.
My favourites are ‘Floppy Poppy’, a vintage Sanderson fabric and Flamboyant Fuchsia. Both are pictured below. I am constantly scouring Vinnies and Salvos for vintage lamps and now have a huge collection of wooden and ceramic bases for sale. Please contact Fabulous Vintage if you are interested in seeing the lamp bases or vintage fabric range.
A favourite lampshade producer is Retro Print Revival. I love their website home page pictured below, so funky and colourful.
Retro Print Revival (Melbourne) have stunning Danish style rocket lamps designed to reflect the rare and dynamic floor and table lamps from the mid-century. The lamps are locally hand-crafted from Blackwood, oiled, then waxed to bring out the natural colours of the timber. Lamps can be ordered here.
Resould (Brunswick Heads, NSW) have a great range of vintage beauties including vintage fabric lampshades. Their eclectic range of ceramic and wood vintage lamp bases is truly fantastic, see below for a few images from the range.
The Winter’s Moon (UK) collection is constantly changing and features a quirky range of vintage furniture and homewares. They offer a mix of vintage, recycled and handmade items and have recently launched fabric and table designs.
Quincy Lampshades (UK) was set up to banish boring lampshades for good. By sourcing gorgeous fabrics and offering a range of sizes, you can have the most beautiful lighting that reflects your style and personality. Contact Ruth at Quincy to order.
Until next time