Talking Shades

Up close and personal with leading designers and collaborators. Browse our blog for lampshade design tips. We love talking shades.

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 get asked m… Tips & Tricks by Fiona Ascroft 14/05/2019

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Is lamp shade design part of your project? In part two of our “Design Tips” series, our MD Fiona Ascroft offers up some valuable advice for designers, based on the questions we get asked mos… Tips & Tricks by Fiona Ascroft 14/05/2019

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Is lamp shade design part of your lighting project? Here in part one, our MD Fiona Ascroft offers some valuable advice for designers based on the questions A Shade Above get asked most often… Tips & Tricks by Fiona Ascroft 10/05/2019

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The ‘Gatsby Suite’ at London Design Week was inspired by all things Art Deco and Katharine Pooley designed some very special lampshades with art deco pleats, beautiful shapes and delicate pa… Interviews by Fiona Ascroft 26/03/2019

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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 hona… News by Fiona Ascroft 11/03/2019

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We met with Martin Brudnizki (MBDS) to find out his philosophy on lampshades and and how he uses bespoke lampshades in interior lighting design. What is the MBDS philosophy on lighting? Ligh… Interviews by Fiona Ascroft 17/01/2017

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The impact of lampshades on space and why Helen Green uses bespoke lampshades with carefully selected fabrics to compliment the overall interior design. Is there a specific ‘Helen Green’ phi… Interviews by Fiona Ascroft 20/12/2016

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A Shade Above recently worked with Polly Sturgess (POD Interior Style) to produce a series of bespoke, handmade lampshades for two luxury motor yachts; Lady Britt and Baton Rouge. We met wit… Interviews by Fiona Ascroft 08/12/2016

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