A Shade Above Lampshades

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A Shade Above Lampshades

A Shade Above is the bespoke, handmade lampshade specialist working with interior and lighting designers, hoteliers and architects worldwide. Our ethos of beautiful lampshades and excellent personal service remains steadfast.

Projects We Love

Our portfolio of places where you can find our handmade lampshades.

‘The Gatsby Suite’, Katharine Pooley, London Design Week

Katharine Pooley and Turnell & Gigon created a ‘Great Gatsby’ inspired installation at London Design Week 2019 and specified lampshades with bespoke art deco pleats, beautiful…
Residential Project / 26 Mar 2019

Annabel’s London – Martin Brudnizki Design Studio

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Members Club Project / 06 Sep 2018

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Be Inspired

Our catalogue of design ideas in all shapes, sizes, colours, fabrics and trims.

Explore the Ideas Library

How To Order

Whether you need a few shades quickly made or have a large project on the go we really can make any shape, size and style. You may already have an idea of what you need and here is a lampshade design guide to help you with the details.

A Shade Above Lampshades


Choose from a range of styles, shapes, linings, edging and making techniques.

A Shade Above Lampshades


Choose from our in-house stock collection of beautiful silks and linens or provide your own.

A Shade Above Lampshades


Our fitting guide to help you specify the best fitting for your lampshade.

A Shade Above Lampshades


Pendants, bases and wall-fittings. We can make electrical and metal fittings bespoke to order.

Explore the Toolbox

Order From The Showroom

Browse our Showroom for lamp bases, fixtures and our exclusive range of made-to-order luxury lampshades.

Go Shopping

Rita Hat Lampshade

The ‘Rita’ is a dramatic brimmed lampshade with intricate gathered detail on the brim and a beautiful assymetrical bow effect. The vintage piece and the detail on the bow will vary…

Specifications & Order


Our latest shades in the press and recent articles with tips, news and interviews.

House of Fraser – Props Studios

Chinese Lanterns for House of Fraser store. Circa 2002
Picture / 15 Nov 2016

Press Clippings
Bespoke Lamp Shade Design Tips: Choosing Styles & Fabrics

Is lamp shade design part of your project? In part three of our “Design Tips” series, our MD Fiona Ascroft offers up some valuable advice for designers, based on the questions we g…
Tips & Tricks Story / 14 May 2019

Talking Shades

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