Lulu Lamps is a Gold Coast small business that produces gorgeous revamped and recycled lampshades in a range of sizes, styles and fabrics catering for different situations and locations within the home.
The owner, Cath Harwood, sources old lampshades that have been forgotten or made redundant and spruces them back to life with beautiful fabrics and ribbons. She produces the shades in an eclectic mix of designs including vintage, retro, tropical, geometric, Hawaiian and anything else that happens to catch her eye.
Most of the shades are one-offs making them extra special however the smaller ones are able to be purchased as matching bedsides. The larger drum shades can be used with ceiling, table or standing lamp bases but would also look spectacular as pendant lights.
Lulu lampshades are very reasonably priced to enable a wide range of people access to lovely furnishings for inside their homes.
Check out the online store to see this showcase of beautiful, vibrant recycled lampshades.
DESIGNER + MADE IN
Palm Beach, Queensland
Where do you get your inspiration?
"I am definitely inspired by colour first then patterns and textures. My favourite colour is green with its myriad of glorious hues and I am always stopped in my tracks when I pass furnishings and fabrics in a gorgeous shade of green. I also love all things retro and vintage."
What has been your favourite piece and why?
"My favourite would have to be the first shade I rescued which I covered with a stunning Bird of Paradise material. It was absolutely gorgeous and also because it was my first it was very special. It went to a good home in Sydney."
What is your favourite material to work with?
"Upholstery fabrics are great as they are heavier and easy to work with although I absolutely love vintage broadcloth due to its vibrancy and interesting texture. Old curtains are also a fabulous source of material and I cannot pass by a charity store without searching for a hidden treasure."
If you were to expand your product range to something entirely different, what would it be?
"I would love to make cushion covers in matching designs to my lampshades but then I would have to learn how to sew!"
Describe your products in three words...
"Revamped. Colourful. Stunning."
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