Known for their highly distinctive styles and patterns, retro lampshades are easily one of the most recognisable types in the industry. The term “retro," as it pertains to design style, refers to design elements hugely popular during the 1950s, '60s, and '70s.
Incorporating multiple geometric shapes, including squares, rectangles, circles, and ovals, along with their ability to be crafted into multi-tiered designs, retro lampshades are often referred to as "double or triple-decker" and “birthday cake,” shades. Many retro lampshades are fashioned in such a way as to allow them to look just as good when hung upside down as they do in their normal upright position, allowing for a bit more flexibility within a design motif.
Available in a wide array of colours, retro lampshades are often crafted using patterned fabric that could be considered as “busy” by some but is more often a strategic design facet that adds much-needed character to an otherwise dull space.
Typical retro lampshade patterns include abstract line patterns, overlapping squares or circles, and colourful floral prints. As masters of bespoke handmade lampshades, Premier Lampshades' craftsmen possess the expert knowledge and skill to create retro lampshades to either add personality to an understated sitting room or breathe new life into a vintage lamp base to make it the showpiece of a room.