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 shapes and delicate passementerie.

We created beautiful Art Deco inspired shades in honan silk with delicate pleats and striking colours. The daisy-shaped gold silk shades have a timeless quality to them and, delicately gathered, they shed a beautiful light enhancing the elegant glass lamp stands by Guinevere. The black silk shades are layered with ‘V-shaped’ pleats and trimmed with a delicate fringe and braid – understated but detailed.

The Academicians’ Room at the Royal Academy was designed by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio to be a comfortable, stylish private members club for artists and patrons alike. Filled with vintage furniture and new artworks by Academicians, A Shade Above worked with the designer to devise lampshades that create a cosy yet bright bohemian space.

A Shade Above worked with Samuel & Sons on their window display 2015 in Chelsea Harbour. The shape and style of the shades along with the fantastic range of trimmings gave the effect of a city scape.

The design brief was to create a central lighting piece for the dining table. It works with a trio of organic shapes placed together within an oval space.  Three gold coloured silks were used and the shiny gold interiors with silk diffuses created an eye catching unity.

A simple concept, a natural linen drop drum pendant, looks really effective in situ.

Soho House came to us with a quick turnaround challenge to create hourglass shaped raffia wrapped shades and drum shades.  In designing the framework we worked with the lighting company to coordinate with fittings and electrics etc.  The natural raffia in blue/grey and natural colours give these shades eclectic natural feel with a clean-lined shape choice keeping it contemporary.

Redman Whiteley Dixon bespoke specified handmade lampshades throughout the Motor Yacht Baton Rouge.  Textures and natural materials were designed into the lampshade designs to work with the overall scheme.  A raffia wrapped rectangle shade complements a dramatic driftwood lamp, natural linens with contrasted trim detail, sheer silk chiffon twisted pleats on a waisted shade provide a feminine and delicate contrast, pretty prints on wall lights….

A Shade Above and Ian Sanderson Fabrics worked together to create a show piece for Decorex International 2016 at Syon Park. We used three modular shapes and a variety of lampshade finishes from a contemporary knife pleat to a more traditional soft gather and the smooth lines of fabric either side of PVC to show off the ‘Little Complements’ range of small scale designs. The fabric colours and eclectic range of patterns worked beautifully together in juxtaposition.

We also made some contemporary semi-circle wall lights in their stunning ‘In-prints’ range.

Details of the fabric collections from Ian Sanderson Fabrics:

Little Complements cotton prints: 6 small scale designs from traditional trailing, “Leonie” through to contemporary animal skin, “Savannah”. Perfect co-ordinating designs of stripe, geometrics and ditsy daisy in a wide palette of colours for blinds, cushions, lamp shades etc. Printed in the UK on pure cotton and finished to give a superior handle.

In-prints (as used on the wall lights ): contemporary graphic prints on brushed and plain cotton/ linen suitable for drapes and upholstery.

Designed by Robert Angell Design International the lampshades in the Chelsea Suites at The Berkeley Hotel London complement and extend the palette of soft warm tones, pale blues and yellows.  They are designed individually for each area within the suite and to suit each lamp. Whilst they are defined and unified by the silk texture and colour, they use a combination of details such as different shapes, contrast piping, rolled edges, shiny silver interiors, shiny gold interiors depending on the effect anticipated.  This contributes to the overall detail and sense of space and luxury.