Original 1933™ Design Lampshade
Northern Line Black
Northern Line, Colour Notes
You know you mean business when you see the rich black of the Northern Line. As one of London Underground’s predominant commuter lines, everyone has their own story to tell. Flashes of polished shoes and tailored suits catch your eye as you race towards the business district. Steeped in history, you can almost hear the rustle from newspapers of commutes past, a timeless experience captured in a timeless lampshade.
Coolicon’s handmade lightshades find their natural calling in the factory of the home, the kitchen. From providing expert task lighting for a busy kitchen island to illuminating the kitchen table or entertainment space, the 1933™ Design Underground lampshades add a natural focal point for your kitchen guests.
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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 Kitchen
Seamlessly shifting from lighting the communications rooms of London’s Underground network, the Coolicon lampshade now finds itself nestled among the comforts of the contemporary home. It’s efficient bi-directional lighting plays the perfect role in busy households. With ambient light spreading throughout the room from the vented gallery above, the stronger task light will keep you focused while peeling the veggies or stirring a stovetop pot.
The modern kitchen island is both a workspace and an entertainment space. For these multipurpose spaces, we recommend pairs of our Underground 1933™ Design lampshades, an undoubted conversation piece with precision task lighting for all home bakers. Providing general lighting throughout the space as well as direct light over a countertop, these lampshades are ideal for food preparation, entertaining guests and washing up afterwards.
"Bi-directional lighting plays the perfect role in busy households"
"Great in sunlight, never to fade"
As the darkest Vitreous Enamel mixture in our colour palette, Northern Line Black Coolicon lampshades often conceal the expressed edge details of the enamelling process. However, this lampshade Line has a different detail to steal your gaze;expertly placed with precision and care, Beck’s Underground map is fired into the reflector at 800°C. At temperatures where paper maps would turn to a crisp, this Vitreous Enamel detailing makes certain the map will never fade, tarnish or even scratch.
The reflectivity of a lampshade's interior is an integral part for radiating light across a space. By mastering the art of detailing with enamel, we maintain the high-gloss properties of the glass, natural mineral and oxide mix throughout the entire lampshade. The vivid black enamel coat is measured and milled into a liquid “slurry” before applying layer upon layer to the lampshade's exterior. Finished with a glint of gold, the Coolicon badge, the Northen Line Blacklampshade creates statement lighting that celebrates the bold historic designs.
"Unwavering reflectivity and contemporary design"
A Lampshade as a reference to the Northern Line
From the factories of 1933 and into modern interiors, the sleek Black of the Northern Line lampshades is reminiscent of their industrial past.
This timeless colourway holds memories of crisp black bowler hats and the unmistakable London black cabs of commutes past. Matched by the depth of coal and richness of fresh tar, this is a lampshade that will truly draw out the boldness of the enamelled Underground map colours.
A classic colour to match any style of interior. Why not pair with an Underground Map lampshade to truly celebrate Harry Beck’s ingenious design?