Original 1933™ Design Lampshade
Selvedge, Colour Notes
A unique blue enamel, Selvedge takes you deep into a winter sea storm. The changing light brings glimpses of worn denim and your favourite pair of blue jeans. Our homage to the artisans of denim production and the choppy British seas.
For an intimate, relaxed atmosphere in a modest living room try suspending a single Original 1933™ Design lampshade over your coffee table. Unwind on the sofa with a coffee, or a late-night tipple of your choosing, in this softly lit space.
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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 Living Room
A perfect reading light for those quiet nights in, this smaller Selvedge lampshade can also light the full room - a low wattage bulb will create calm, subdued lighting, whereas a higher wattage bulb will brighten the room with vivid direct light below and ambient lighting throughout the space. Create a striking display over a coffee table with a cluster of Original 1933™ Design lampshades - mix and match across our Classic, Contemporary and Select palettes to build a playful statement piece.
The Original 1933™ Design lampshade re-established the Standard Coolicon® for modern living. In its time, the Standard Coolicon® widely lit the industry workbenches of 1930s Britain. Now, our updated enamel colours bring this utility shade into the heart of contemporary homes worldwide.
The petite, welcoming form and innovative vented gallery allows for soft ambient lighting above while producing a stronger task lighting below. As dusk is ushered in the vented gallery spills light across the top surface of the shade, revealing subtle tones of colour.
"Creates focused task light for reading with ambient room to illuminate the rest of the space."
"Great in sunlight, never to fade"
To create the brilliant colours of our Vitreous Enamel finishes, glass chips and minerals must be milled and mixed. Different colours are milled for different lengths of time depending on how tough or brittle the minerals are to begin with. Getting the consistency of the milled mixture just right can be tricky and there is a fine line between not milling enough and milling too much. Our master enamellers can judge this by touch, and each has a consistency that they prefer to work with. This is not a process that can be measured by a tool but by human influence.
Easy to clean and healthy to live with, our Vitreous Enamel finishes are milled from glass, natural minerals, and oxides. As an impermeable material, the resulting glass finish, Vitreous Enamel, will not emit any gases or react with chemicals. In comparison, painted and powder-coated products are reliant on petrochemical based pigments.
Another benefit of Vitreous Enamel? Due to the continued, seamless finish our lampshades can easily be cleaned with a soft cloth - keeping your living room dust free and your shade as vibrant as ever.
"Healthy to live with and easy to clean – perfect for your living room"
A Classic Selvedge Denim Lampshade
With glimpses of worn denim Selvedge moves from vibrant to warm throughout the day, just as jeans age to become unmistakably yours.
Using shuttle looms and indigo-dyeing techniques, traditional processes of the past, ‘Selvedge Jeans’, like our pendant shades, take time and uncompromising craftsmanship to come to life.
For a warm contrast pair Selvedge with Latte Brown.