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Chiltern Firehouse Lampshades

About this project

Commissioned by London lighting specialists via Studio KO, two large lampshades were required for the Chiltern Firehouse Hotel "Ladder shed" bar. Kim proposed a bell shape as a symbol to depict the Fire Station history of the Victorian building. The weaving would include flashes of red to represent the appliances and blue as recognition of the siren lights. The combination of red, white and blue combined with a band of open star weave could also represent the nationality of the owner.


£150 — £5000


Rattan, weaving, design, lampshade, lighting


Basketry, Design


Organic Material
Lampshades in situ
Photographer: Fluggadugga
Taken in the Ladder Shed Bar before the Chiltern Firehouse Hotel opened
Firehouse Lampshades
Photographer: Fluggadugga
Final photo taken prior to shipping
Weaving in progress
Photographer: Fluggadugga
Creating the traditional cane weave three dimensionally

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