We’ve bought lots of lamp bases recently and have been trying to marry them up with shades that we also pick up from time to time.
We think this combination really works. We bought this original 1960s/70s white pottery base at a market last week. We already had the Genia Sapper Heidi pattern shade… and hey presto, a match made in heaven!
We had a couple of options available for this vintage Scandinavian teak base. Both have natural tones in hessian type materials. Each works fine… but we’re not sure that either is the perfect shape & size.
The actual base is stunning though, with its tactile sculptural form – very Dansk Designs actually.
We’ve just acquired two of these geometric pottery bases. They were produced by Poole Pottery in the 1960s.
The bases are the stars of the show here, so we’ll keep it simple for the shades. We’ve got some of those cylindrical off-white fibreglass shades, which are a pretty good fit… but a slate grey fabric would be perfect.
…and then there’s this stunning lime green glass shade – possibly by Holmgaard. This base is quite tricky – we’re not even sure what we’re looking for – but it will jump out at us one day!!!