Original 1933™ Design Lampshade
Underground Map, Colour Notes
The Underground Map Coolicon® lampshade pays homage to Harry Beck and his revolutionary map design. Mirroring the efficiencies that Coolicon®’s lighting brought to factories of the past, Beck’s iconic map design brought order to an otherwise complex transport system. The map is masterfully hand-enamelled onto the exterior of the lampshade, making this the only member of the Coolicon® family to have exterior detailing. Talk about something special!
A lampshade that is designed to be seen; the only lampshade in the Coolicon® family to show the map on the exterior of the shade, its intricate detailing makes for beautiful statement lighting. Set to be hung elegantly in the lounge over coffee tables or either side of the sofa, our Underground Map shade will create an inviting atmosphere while you entertain your 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 Lounge
Shape your lighting differently with the original factory light in our selection of contemporary colourways. The multipurpose vented gallery design will help brighten up your interiors from above and below as it casts ambient light upward and strong task lighting below. Redirect your lighting at any point by simply rotating the shade and vents to suit your vision. As night draws in and the lights switch on, watch as Harry Beck’s underground map comes to life by the light cast from the shade.
Our Underground 1933™ Design lampshades are the perfect companion for the living room. Hang low beside your favourite armchair to create a comfortable reading nook, or for completing the crossword in ultimate peace. For statement walls, look no further; this iconic vented design allows you to direct the upward light towards or away from the wall simply by rotating the lampshade.
"Redirect your lighting at any point by rotating the vents"
"Great in sunlight, never to fade"
Our traditional factory lights are created using the same processes used techniques used in the very first Coolicon lampshade. To give the shades their signature high gloss shine and reflective properties, they are hand-finished in Vitreous Enamel. Using the complex process of wet enamelling, layers of enamel, a glass and oxide mixture, are applied before curing in the 800°C furnace. As the enamel melts and flows over the lampshades surface in the furnace, beautifully expressed edges are formed. This Maker’s Mark is more prominent in our lighter shades due to the contrast against the dark metal below.
Setting itself apart from our other lighting products, the Underground Map 1933™ Design is our only lampshade with Harry Beck’s first edition London Underground map intricately hand enamelled to the exterior if the reflector. Carefully layered onto the shade before the final firing, the vibrant colours of each tube line contrast beautifully against the cream base. The design, created entirely from our signature Vitreous Enamels, is fused into the shade to create the sought-after high gloss finish. Easy cleaning and perfect lighting for generations.
"Detailed design created entirely from our signature Vitreous Enamel"
A Lampshade as a reference to the original London Underground map
Bridging our industrial past with the ingenious navigation of the London Underground, this collection ushers moments of history into the interiors of today.
With enamel detailing unlike any other Coolicon® shade, the Underground Map mimics the true colours of the London Underground network as Beck made them. This busy shade is pared back by the elegant and warming cream base.
A shade that showcases Beck’s underground map in all its glory, perfectly paired with our District Line lampshades for a harmonious interior.