Living Up to Our Reputation

Posted by root 23/08/2017 0 Comment(s)


There is perhaps, no greater reward for hard, honest work than the warm reception of and high praise for the fruits of one’s labour. 


The master craftsmen of our family operated bespoke lampshade establishment have spent multiple decades perfecting their craft. And while it might sound a bit cliché to say that they assemble each lampshade with the utmost of care, that's precisely what they do.


Careful attention is paid to each swatch of fabric laid upon a fixture, and then to each adornment placed upon that fabric. This is the kind of attentiveness that can only be given by handcrafters – you certainly won’t get that from the companies who use machines to mass-produce lampshades by the hundreds of thousands for the widest dissemination and highest revenues.


Our bespoke handcrafters are not in this business for the love of profit; rather they find genuine pleasure working with their hands and using the finest textiles in the UK to create works of art disguised as interior decorations. So, it is with great pride that we share the following customer feedback comments from our valued clients, Brian and Carol Hudleston:


“We located this very friendly little manufacturing unit by googling ‘traditional floral lampshade’ and found exactly what we wanted.  Ian Holbrook runs a very compact outfit manufacturing very high quality shades at affordable prices in the traditional bespoke style not often seen today.  We were delighted with the quality and the exceptional service and would definitely use them again.”


The kind words came after Mr and Mrs Hudleston received delivery of their double scalloped Gold Burgundy Chintz lamp shade from our traditionally styled Chintz collection. Each lampshade from this collection begins by applying a swatch of Chintz floral fabric on a lampshade’s wire frame. For this customised fabrication, gold accent rope and burgundy tassels along with gold fringe were used to accentuate the beauty of the floral design. The gold braid and fringe work seamlessly with the burgundy tassels to create this beautiful handmade lampshade.


As with our other lamp shade styles and collections, the Chintz collection can be fitted for applications including ceiling lamps, floor lamps, table lamps, and clip-on fixture applications, and are available with, or without lining, in sizes ranging from 5 inches to 22 inches.