Basis Shapes

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Cylinder

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Drum

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A Line Drum

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Empire

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Oval

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Tapered Oval

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Round Cornered Square

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Round Cornered Rectangle

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Square

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Rectangle

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Tapered Square

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Tapered Rectangle

How to Measure

All our lampshades are measured in inches and are listed in the same format:

Top . Bottom . Height
(slant height not vertical height)

To measure your existing shade or to design a new one simply follow the same format.
T = Top diameter
B = Bottom diameter
H = Height (slantheight, not verticle height)

Example: 14.16.12 C1 White
The top diameter is 14″, the bottom diameter is 16″, the slant height is 12″ and the fabric is our own C1 White Linen.

For Square, Rectangle and Oval shades, both length and depth measurements will need to be provided instead of diameters.

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The right size for the right base

Our lampshades are available in 70+ standard shapes and sizes or in your specific, made to order size.

How do we choose the right size shade? Put simply, the taller the lamp, the larger the shade.

The diameter of the lampshade is the most important dimension in choosing your ideal size. The bottom of the shade should be wider than the widest part of the lamp base, but not more than the lamp base height.

We recommend the following size guide:

Lamp Type Shade Diameter
Bedside Lamp 6″ – 14″
Table Lamp 12″ – 16″
Floor Lamp 16″ – 22″

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Fitting Types

Base fit, Drop fit, Top fit, Finial fit, Harp, Clip on, Diffuser bowl. Our Lampshades can be made with a mind numbing number of different fitting types. As standard, our lampshades are made with a 29mm fitting raised 38mm (1.5″) up from the bottom of the shade to suit the Australian standard BC22 Bayonet style lampholder. All other fitting types are available by custom order.

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Base Fit

ID29mm to suit BC22 Bayonet lampholder standard on all Cylinder, Square & Rectangle shades. Optional ID40mm to suit E27 lampholder

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Drop Fit

ID29mm to suit BC22 Bayonet lampholder standard on all Tapered shades. Optional ID40mm to suit E27 lampholder

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Top Fit

ID29mm to suit BC22 Bayonet lampholder. Optional ID10mm to suit a harp or suspension kit. Optional ID40mm to suit E27 lampholder

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Clip On

Wire fitting to fit over small candle or fancy round light bulb, standard on our smallest shades

Fabric

Lampshades can be made in any of our 45+ stock fabrics or in your own supplied fabric or wallpaper.

All our stock fabric shades have a colour matched fabric tape finish, or can be optioned with a neat rolled edge finish.

Most fabrics are suitable for making lampshades. If in doubt, send us a sample and we will advise, but not guarantee, it’s suitability.

Lampshades in customer supplied fabric will be made with a rolled edge finish, while wallpaper shades will be made with a fabric tape finish selected from our C1 colour range.

When supplying your own fabric, fabric metreage is calculated at 3.5 x the bottom diameter of the shade. Assuming a standard fabric width of 137cm, this will be enough to make 1-2 lampshades. Fabric must be sent on a roll to prevent permanent creasing and any excess fabric will be returned along with the finished shades.

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