The heritage of lampshade design

Lampshade production lies at the heart of Heathfield & Co’s design and manufacturing heritage, stretching back more than forty years and marking the company’s origins. Lampshade design has since remained a core component of the design ethos. Every lampshade is hand-made with precision in the UK by our skilled craftsmen using the finest components, fabrics and materials. Every table lamp, floor lamp, ceiling pedant, and wall light across each product collection is also presented with its ideal, carefully considered shade design. The result is a cohesive harmony between the lamp base and shade, accentuating the aesthetics, form and textural elements of both.

Key lampshade designs such as ‘Roman Drums’, ‘Tall Drums’ and ‘Ovals’, amongst others, are frequently paired with base designs across each product collection. Other lamp bases are exclusively presented alongside ‘speciality shades’, designed to accompany a specific product range. For example, the Verdi and Caulfield table lamps are paired with their corresponding unique shade designs, ensuring the perfect shade dimensions and form to complement the bold and vibrant blown-glass lamp bases.


Of course, designers are able to specify any lampshade to accompany their chosen lighting designs. Lampshades are also able to be customised in a number of ways, offering an array of possibilities for customisation. For example, customers are able to specify from a range of ‘Classic’, ‘Silk’ and ‘Luxe’ shade fabrics. White PVC and Premium PVC linings are also able to be specified in addition to various fabric and acrylic shade diffusers. For a truly unique finish, clients are also able to provide their own lining fabric. This ability to create unique shade linings was recently highlighted at Decorex International, where the Andromeda ceiling pendant featured beautiful, highly-detailed, textural lining across each of its six lampshades.

Complete bespoke design is also a focal point for Heathfield & Co and this also fully applies to lampshade design and manufacture. Pendant lampshades have regularly been utilised and specified to created bespoke focal points within a number of interior projects. The Doubletree by Hilton Hotels, Edinburgh, for example, features a series of joining elliptical oversize pendant shades to create a unique collection of pendant designs. Residential properties such as Brockenhurst House, Ascot, also feature large bespoke diffused ceiling pendant shades, providing a dramatic display leading down a large, ornate stairwell.