My mother's training in graphics and packaging meant that items of design would appear in our home from time to time. This plastic lampshade arrived with us in the 1970s - flat packed and in bits. It was trickier to construct than any Ikea equivalent. We were encouraged to help out in its manufacture, seeing it as a game. Consequently I never really registered this item as a valid design object until recently.
On a visit to the Nordic Craft and Design exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery I spotted our lampshade on show.
It's immensely pleasing to know that this old plastic object is a piece of late 1960s Danish design by Lars Schiøler
|Lars Schiøler - Butterfly light 1968|
The Butterfly pendant is hanging in my office studio. Pride of place.
Does anyone have any design information on this other shade?
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