1950s-style shade on a vintage (and wild!) 1950s lamp
Custom replacement fiberglass shade, made from hand-stained fiberglass shade parchment.
Shown in pink. The extra-large reverse 2-tier lampshade accentuates and complements the strong and simple geometric shapes on the floor lamp base.
1950s shade shapes were often chosen to accentuate and highlight the wild lamp base shapes that developed during the 40s, 50s, and 60s. Post-war industrial designers were granted a freedom that was rare in pre-war industrial design, and their work remains fresh and inspires many of today’s styles.
Retro Lampshade on Original 1950s Lamp
Custom fiberglass retro shade on a vintage lamp completes a mid-century tableau.
This reproduction, retrofit lamp shade was custom-made per customer’s specifications. The material is hand-stained fiberglass parchment, shown here in lime green. The shade was assembled authentically with the whip-stitch method.