I had a white plastic lampshade when I was much younger, beautifully simple and sculptural...my memories of it have been rekindled by all the Scandinavian dramas we have been watching...and I keep shouting out during the criminal investigations or visits to politicians houses- 'That's the lampshade I'd like'!
Blogging has been a bit sporadic recently as we have been doing up a room, which necessitated a weekday (crowd avoiding) trip to Ikea. I quickly spotted THE lampshade and along with the heavy flat pack furniture we brought it home. It too was flat packed in the most amazing compact triangular box and turned out to be an entire light fitting!
With the purchase of an extra circular ring we have been able to just use the shade. The instructions looked more complicated than they were (I am baffled by diagrams and don't usually read instructions) but a methodical rhythm soon enabled the construction.
It was more beautiful than I expected but when I looked from underneath this is what I saw:
a perfect flower with the energy saving bulb as a stamen!
The design is also a thing of beauty - 40 identically shaped pieces placed onto curved armatures creating different protruding shapes....
It looks fabulous - and complements the orchid we have on the windowsill
It reminds me of Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings too...
As its a Sunday...here's a shadow of a different shade...its difficult to capture on camera - but looked like a giant ceiling covering daisy!
I can't believe I've written a post about a lightshade...but it is pretty cool!