Doughnut - Silk Discs Table Lamp
The Doughnut table lamp combines a beautifully fine textured silk lampshade with a solid oak base. The shade is silk habotai fabric felted with merino wool and embedded with felt resistant shapes using the nuno process. This shade has doughnut shaped discs of varying sizes arranged in a pattern across the lampshade surfaces. The lampshade is mounted on a solid oak base with antique brass fittings and linen covered flex.
The Cellular Collection
The Doughnut lampshade is part of the Cellular Collection, a range of felted textiles inspired by cell structures examined under the microscope with macro-photographic imagery. Providing a wonderful combination of contrasting low relief surfaces and subtle lighting effects, this collection fuses finely textured fabrics, wool and resistant materials.
These lampshades are handmade using the traditional practice of wet felting. The wool, silk and resist pieces are worked together by hand, using a green olive oil soap solution. This involves applying soapy water to the fibres before rubbing and rolling the fabric and fibres, until they intermingle and fuse together, to form a permanent bond. The felted fabric is then attached to a fire and heat resistant lampshade backing and frame.
The wooden lamp base is made of solid English Oak. It has been created in collaboration with Matt Foster of Plane Structures. Matt prepares and cuts my design in the wood before I attach the antique brass lamp fittings and twisted linen flex cord. The wood is then polished with beeswax to bring out the beautiful patina and textures of the wood.
Each item is a truly unique piece of work, handmade in my garden studio in South Birmingham. Due to the handmade production processes, each lampshade & base may have a slightly different placement of design or wood grain than can be seen in the photos above.
...Our lampshades evoke feelings of warmth and comfort to every room in your home...
Note: The table lamps in the photograph measures 15 x 15 x 45 centimetres.
Doughnut Table Lamp
✵ Solid English Oak base
✵ Merino wool and Silk habotai lampshade
✵ Wooden base measures 15 x 15 x 4cm
✵ Two sizes of lampshade available - 30cm and 40cm high
✵ 2 metre Linen fabric covered 3 twist cable flex with switch control
✵ Comes with a UK plug and UK / EU Standard BC E22 bayonet light fitting.
✵ A felted wool cushion on the base protects surfaces from potential scratches.