How to get Hygge

Hygge certainly has been a buzz word for 2016. A quick search on Amazon brings up over 20 book titles enabling you to become a 'hygge' expert. In its most simplistic definition its the Danish way to living well. The Danes (and I am one myself) are obsessed with lighting, both creating light through candles and also lamps. Names such as Arne Jacobsen, Poul Henningsen (manufactured by Louis Poulsen) and Verner Panton have become World renowned with iconic pieces such as: The PH Lamp, Verner Panton Lamp and Le Klint.

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Visit Denmark and you will see for yourself the Danes tend to have pockets of lighting as opposed to one big focal light or lamp that overpowers a room in one particular spot.

One of our best selling lamp shades does this to perfection, used either as a table lamp, ceiling pendant light or floor lamp The Vita Eos is truly 'hyggeligt'

 

December 30, 2016 by Patrick Nielsen

Sompex Lighting comes to funkylampshades.com

We are now official stockists of Sompex Lighting of Germany! We are pretty excited to bring this brand to our customers. Sensibly priced and with a great selection of table lamps, hanging pendant and much more we are sure you'll find the Sompex lighting range has something to flick the right buttons.

Iconic products include the super cute Doggy Table Lamp  and the dachshund owners favourite the adorable Eldog

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Available in a selection of gorgeous colours (including gold, copper, chrome and neon yellow!) these little puppies are a welcome addition to any home. These playful chaps won't bark, chew your shoes or steal food from the table. Just give you hours of joy! (and comments from visitors). Flick the switch (on it's lead of course) to see the Eldog's long body light up with a warm glow. The Doggy on the other hand is more of a traditional table lamp with the light shade being positioned at the head of the dog. So go on give a dog a home! if not in your own home we all know a dog lover that would fall head of heels for a new addition to their family.

Sompex lighting

 

For an ultra contemporary look there's the Cage pendant lights which come in 2 super stylish finishes; choose from the ever so fashionable and bang of trend this autumn/winter Copper or the timeless Satin finish.

Available in 3 sizes (Diameter 35/45/60cm) we are confident that whether a single cage or a trio of 3 these beauties will absolutely transfer any living space. There's no doubt lighting can change the feel of a room and the cage pendant is one of those that will have you saying "why didn't I change these lights ages ago".

Too see the full range of Sompex lights we are stocking simply click here.

 

 

October 31, 2016 by Patrick Nielsen

Wild Wood by Wild & Wolf

Wild Wood Paper lamp shades by Wild & Wolf

We are delighted to be stocking the gorgeous Wild & Wolf lighting range Wild Wood. A range of five truly unique and absolutely stunning lamp shades. Bang on trend with this seasons autumn colours such as; English Mustard, Swedish Green and Concrete Grey these lamp shades will not disappoint. Complete with a gift box should you be buying for another (although we highly recommend treating yourself to one or two). Screen printed on vintage presses, every pleat and crease is hand folded to create not just stylish but super contemporary lamp shades. Assembly barely takes a minute due to the clever design using small magnets to fix the shades together.

October 09, 2016 by Patrick Nielsen

How to assemble a loopy lu

Whilst all our loopys come with printed instructions which can also be found here once the loopy lu is assembled the final piece of the jigsaw is how it attaches to the light fitting itself. So we thought we'd point you in the direction of the youtube video below:

August 01, 2016 by Patrick Nielsen

Today marks the birth date of a design genius and Amazon celebrate with cheap knockoffs

Born on 17th June 1907 Charles Eames Jr along with his wife Bernice 'Ray' designed some of the worlds most renowned furniture.    

 

Amazon didn't miss the opportunity to celebrate with a pin board of knockoffs.

June 17, 2016 by Patrick Nielsen

A Win for Authentic Design

No doubt a hot topic for debate within the design and interior world as new EU laws give greater protection to authentic design.

 

April 27, 2016 by Patrick Nielsen

Happy Birthday Arne Jacobsen

Today in 1902 one of the finest designs of our time was born in  Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Arne's work lives on in the form of a raft of iconic products such as the Egg, Ant and a plethora of fabulous designs! To this day his work inspires designers across the globe.

 

February 11, 2016 by Patrick Nielsen

We got a little bit excited seeing this!

Imagine walking through Dublin Airport seeing that the iPad Pro is showing your website! We we're blown away! It would have been great to see the actual user but that will hopefully happen another day! Whilst the new iPad is very friendly from a viewing perspective, it is large!! 

 

February 07, 2016 by Patrick Nielsen

Time to Vita Up!

Delighted that funkylampshades.com will be stock a selection of the simply wonderful Vita Lighting range from Denmark visit http://www.vitacopenhagen.com/ to see what a fabulous range this brand has!

Over the coming few days a number of new products will be added.

February 03, 2016 by Patrick Nielsen

Oh Betty!

We originated from www.loopy-lu.com over 5 years ago.. One of our most loved and sadly now discontinued shade was The Betty. There are a few remaining in stock - so buy here while you can!  

November 21, 2015 by Patrick Nielsen