Original 1933™ Design Lampshade
Metropolitan, Colour Notes
Almost impossible to classify, our Metropolitan lampshade brings flashes of the Victorian era, deeply realised with a familiarity of rich leather and pomegranate.
Create bedroom lighting best suited to your needs; hang Original 1933™ Design pendant lampshades either side of the bed, over an armchair or dressing table, or throughout a walk-in wardrobe.
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With beautiful symmetry, our white Vitreous Enamel ceiling cups mirror the iconic gallery of our lampshades, both in size and shape. Made from the same high-grade steel and finished in matching white enamel, our ceiling cups are durable and electrically insulated. Lovers of the fine details, our ceiling cups ensure a sleek lighting design from ceiling to lampshade.
The perfect companion set to complete your Coolicon look with a choice of three timeless lamp holders.
Brass lamp holders - Our signature brass lamp holder is designed to last for decades, just like our lampshades. Imprinted with “Coolicon” around the holder, this set is sure to place your shade centre stage.
Industrial lamp holders - These modern black plastic lamp holders pay homage to the traditional black Bakelite lamp holders from Coolicon’s industrial past.
Porcelain lamp holders - Our white porcelain fittings are modern, clean and simple; produced for the Standard Collection they pair elegantly with all of our shades.
Cable Type: With a natural sheen, our finely overbraided black fabric cable ensures your lampshade hangs with that extra touch of detail and class.
Adjustable drop length: Min 15cm – Max 150cm.
Bespoke lengths available.
Please note: Suspension sets do not include a ceiling hook.
Standard Suspension Sets are certified for UK and EU use only.
Can be used with both incandescent filament and LED bulbs.
For a traditional look we suggest filament-style squirrel-cageor pear-shaped bulbs.
Coolicon® Lampshade Materials / Size / Weight
Designed to hang low the Original 1933™ Design lampshade is well suited for task, focus and accent lighting throughout any room. Our Original 1933™ Design lampshades can also be used in clusters or rows to create statement lighting.
Ø228mm x 150mm - Approx. weight: 500g
B22, E17 and E14 fittings
Light bulb wattage: Max 60W filament / 18W LED – 220-240V
Recommended shape: Squirrel cage ST38 or ST48
Suspension set and light bulb sold separately.
Lamp holder hole size: Ø29mm
Can’t decide on a colour? Order Vitreous Enamel Swatches here
Cleaning Vitreous Enamel
Due to the glasslike Vitreous Enamel finish, the lampshade can easily be cleaned with a soft cloth.
For stubborn marks, a high-quality window/glass cleaner can be applied to the cloth then passed over the lampshade. Care should always be taken to avoid contact with the Coolicon badge.
The best lighting for your Bedroom
Tailor your bedroom lighting experience to best fit your needs. Like to curl up with a good book? Hang an Original 1933™ Design pendant lampshade over an armchair to create a reading nook. Spend a lot of time getting dressed up? Hang a lampshade low with our bespoke suspension sets to create the perfect dressing table light. Turned the spare room into a walk-in wardrobe? Coolicon shades are a chic, stylish and functional addition with the vented gallery ensuring you can see right to the back of the very top shelf.
Our Original 1933™ Design lampshade honours the unique design properties of the first Standard Coolicon lampshade. The petite welcoming form and innovative vented gallery allows for soft ambient lighting above while producing a stronger task lighting below.
As night draws in the iconic vents cast an inviting glow of light that enriches the bold colour of the Metropolitan Vitreous Enamel finish.
"The vents cast a glow that enriches the bold Vitreous Enamel colour finish."
"Great in sunlight, never to fade"
The iconic gold Coolicon® badge is a beacon of quality. First applied in 1933, today’s badges are still printed on an old-fashioned press as done so for generations before. As advocates of keeping traditional practices alive, we believe the badging process is as unique as a signature from the craftsman who made the lampshade. Aligned by eye and applied by hand the gold Coolicon® badge is the shades final touch from its maker, a seal of approval like no other. For those who love the industrial look, bring some authenticity to your space with the large Coolicon badge on our Original1933™ Design lampshades, true in size and shape to the very first badges that lit the way for factory workers past.
The high efficiency Vitreous Enamel finish of a Coolicon shade means you’ll always be able to see what you’re doing whether that be rooting around in the wardrobe for last winter’s boots, folding laundry or just taking a minute for yourself.
The Vitreous Enamel finish is also healthy to live with – composed of natural mineral, oxides, and glass the finish is non-VOC. There are no gases or chemicals emitted – superbly safe for spending one third of your life in the bedroom!
"Brightens any room and healthy to live with."
A Classic British Burgundy Lampshade
Once exclusively industrial lighting the now-expanded colour palette welcomes shades into the contemporary home.
A British-made modern-take on a timeless colour, with a nod to our Underground heritage Metropolitan takes its influence from the Metropolitan Line as well as Victorian tiles found throughout the network’s stations.
Pair with Powder Pink for a splash of colour or keep it regal with Royal Blue.