Original 1933™ Design Lampshade
Paper Cream, Colour Notes
There is something so intriguing about an aged paper map; so much history locked away in the pages and creases. Although this Paper Cream won’t tarnish, here lies the foundation of all great journeys, the backdrop for the iconic underground map. This Paper Cream Original 1933™ Design lampshade makes for a versatile, neutral coloured shade with an undeniable depth and complexity.
With modern colouring and one-of-a-kind enamelling detailing the original factory light moves seamlessly into the contemporary home. Our Paper Cream lampshade pairs beautifully with modern kitchens; a fresh canvas to compliment your colour scheme with a pop of intrigue inside.
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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
The Original 1933™ Design reimagines the first very Coolicon lampshades and our Underground Collection enriches that heritage through shared design history. Both launched in 1933, Harry Beck’s first edition London Underground map can be found hand-enamelled inside our Coolicon’s reflector for a burst of colour; shining a light on Beck’s historic designs while the light reflects unimpeded. The shades dainty form and innovative vented gallery allows for soft ambient light to stream from above while a stronger task lighting is cast below.
When fitting your kitchen with lighting it is important to consider where your focal points should be. Our 1933™ Design lampshades can be used to highlight the areas where light is most needed, while simultaneously providing ambient light throughout your room. For open plan kitchens we recommend a combination of Original and Large Coolicon® lampshades. Light the entirety of the space with the larger design while targeting your busy food preparation areas with the Original 1933™ Design lampshades for practical yet elegant lighting.
"Lighting to highlight busy areas of the kitchen"
"Great in sunlight, never to fade"
Coolicon Lighting’s lighter palette showcases the alchemy of our Vitreous Enamel process to the full. Hand applying up to four layers of Vitreous Enamel to the steel shade, each application is fired in the furnace at over 800°c. The fair Paper Cream enamel draws out and accentuates the Maker’s Marks; from beautifully expressed edges to the hand pressed creases of the badge.
The precise hand-application of Harry Beck’s first edition London Underground map is the final and definitive expression of the makers art. Enamelled into the shade, never to tarnish or fade, this revolutionary map design becomes part of your lampshade for a lifetime and beyond.
"Paper Cream enamel draws out and accentuates Maker’s Marks"
A Lampshade as backdrop for the iconic Underground map
From lighting the way for workers in 1933, our colour palettes draw Coolicon lampshades from their industrial past and into the contemporary home.
A colour of fond memories and comfort, the Paper Cream lampshade creates a sense of peace to come home to. Reminiscent of the London Underground passageway tiles, old train carriages and your favourite childhood books, this shade will take you on a trip down memory lane.
For the neutral lovers out there, pair this soft cream lampshade with our Original Grey for the perfect match.