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Tord Boontje Icarus lamp shade

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
Designer lamp light by Tord Boontje

Icarus lamp shade

Designer, Tord Boontje, is known for his unusual creations (like the decorative steel ivy panel we featured before) and this feathery lamp shade is no exception.

The creative Icarus lamp shade design features a tumbling swathe of overlapping feathers, that looks like the white wing of a swan. The shade measures 78cm in length and can accommodate light bulbs of up to 60 watts.

Not surprisingly, and as the name suggests, the inspiration behind the light comes from the tale of Icarus, who flew too close to the sun and lost his wings.  Although the idea of having a feather-like lamp shade may not appeal to everyone, it’s an effective design.

The Icarus lamp shade by Tord Boontje is sold by Dutch by Design and costs £75.

Mixko felt butterfly delight light

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
Attractive butterfly shade

Attractive butterfly shade

Hot on the heels of the 3D Provence floral table lamp comes this great lighting discovery.

Made by Mixko, a Japanese and British designer duo, this unusual buttefly light is made from thick white felt. The lamp shade is available in a choice of drum or drape styles and each has a series of butterflies cut out of the material and adorning the light in various places. The butterflies vary in shape and size and look like they’ve been attracted to the sight of the light and are perched on the shade to be near it.

This unusual piece is available to purchase from The French Bedroom Company.

Timorous Beasties large leaf shade

Saturday, July 25th, 2009
Timorous Beasties leaf shade

Timorous Beasties leaf shade

 

This large leaf inspired lamp shade is designed by Timorous Beasties, the design company formed by Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons in Glasgow in 1990.

The design – red leaves on charcoal leaves – is hand screen printed onto the drum shade.

The large leaf shade is suitable to be used on a pendant light, or on a floor standing lamp.

The shade is available to purchase from Abode Living for £92.

 
 
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