A Shade Above lampshades featuring in ‘The Gatsby Suite’, London Design Week 2019

Story / Talking Shades / Fiona Blake / 11 Mar 2019

A Shade Above lampshades as featured in the Gatsby Suite at London Design Week 2019 in collaboration with Katharine Pooley and Turnell & Gigon. Beautiful Art Deco inspired shades in honan silk with delicate pleats and striking colours.

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.

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.

In our next Talking Shades we chat with Katharine Pooley about her design intention and ask about her thoughts on luminosity, detail and shape and how lighting complemented The Gatsby Suite…

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Katharine Pooley

Turnell and Gigon