Functional industrial lighting has transitioned from the factory to the home. Originally designed to cast accurate directional light for workers, salvaged shades now hang above kitchen islands and dining tables. Meanwhile, modern interpretations of classic utilitarian shapes are being crafted in coloured enamels or spun from rose-hued copper for a look that is chic and contemporary. Vintage and modern, we cast a light on factory shades.
This feature was taken from the launch issue of Warehouse Home.
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Galvanised angled retro zinc shade, 29cm diameter, £112.80 shade only, Urban Cottage Industries
With the bulb holder set to the side of the shade’s apex, this cone lamp hangs at an angle and directs light both sideways and downwards.
Zach metal industrial light in blue, 40cm diameter, £274.95, Shoreditch Lighting
Modern aluminium and iron pendant with a strong industrial shape and copper grill. Shown here in navy blue but also available in grey and matt iron finishes.
1930s Benjamin enamel pendant light, 38cm diameter, £94.99, The Gifted Few
Vintage industrial pendant lamp, fully rewired for modern use. Light grey enamel with original manufacturer’s label. Ideal for indoor or outdoor use and as stylish now as in the 30s.
Solid copper factory pendant, 43cm diameter (shown here), £258 shade only, Copper & Silk
Shown here in solid copper, this beautiful polished shade is also available in spun solid brass. Crafted in the UK, it is available in two sizes, 35cm and 43cm in diameter.
Candy collection factory shade, 35cm diameter, £225, Auxilium Salvage
Salvaged from a German factory. Available in three finishes. Shown here in a blush pink matt finish with aluminium interior.
Eastern bloc industrial light, 22cm diameter, £408, Skinflint Design
Polished aluminium vintage light from a factory in the former Eastern Bloc. Features the original manufacturer’s plaque.
Nostalgia Lights European enamel shade, 28cm diameter, £30 shade only, Nook London
This understated midnight blue shade with white enamel interior looks striking hung low over a breakfast bar.
Large copper industrial shade, 36cm diameter, £196.80, Urban Cottage Industries
British-made and machined from solid copper. Fine spinning lines created during manufacturing remain visible.
British industrial lighting by Revo, 35.5cm diameter, £350, Skinflint Design
Vintage lamp dating from c.1950. Vitreous enamelled shade with polished aluminium gallery, both with the original manufacturer’s mark.
Nostalgia Lights cloche enamel shade, 25cm diameter, £42 shade only, Nook London
Contemporary angled factory style shade in midnight blue with a white enamel interior and black rim.
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