The first step when designing your own unique lampshade is to talk to us. Don’t worry, we’re lovely.

The first step when designing your own unique lampshade is to talk to us. Don’t worry, we’re lovely.


Alongside our range of signature lighting, we offer a bespoke service where our clients can commission something special. Designing a piece of luxury handmade craft, tailor-made to suit your specific needs can be a fun and rewarding experience, and we at Shady want you to enjoy the process. We’re sound like that!


Whether you’re looking for a statement piece for the home or a lighting collection for a commercial project, we can offer some pretty distinctive choices. Shady and the Lamp prides itself on the quality of the design process, incorporating modern and traditional techniques at each stage, ensuring your vision is realised and you can be involved as much or as little, as you desire.


Skilled lampshade makers, we offer a thoughtful selection of Silk, Velvet, Tweed, Lace and Irish Linen which customers can preview by appointment in our Dublin 6 studio. Alternatively, we can ship a tailored selection of fabric samples directly to you. We’re here to advise so please feel free to email with any queries you might have



You know what you want. You can picture it. You have searched high and low, but to no avail. What you find is either poorly made, uninspiring, too big, too small, almost the right colour, but not quite. It is time to consider commissioning Shady and the Lamp to create exactly what it is that you’re looking for.



You need to have a reasonably clear idea of the size, functionality and colour of the piece in question. Lampshade sizing refers to the base diameter as this is generally the largest measurement. Is this for use with a ceiling pendant, standard lamp or table lamp? Do you need to add light and warmth or are you considering something more atmospheric and stylized? Maybe you prefer a particular characteristic, material or colour? This is all very useful when discussing the commission with us and it can help to crystallise your thinking, becoming the starting point for your brief.



Every commission is different so please feel free to get in touch and see what’s possible. The standard lead times are between 4 - 8 weeks but can vary dramatically throughout the year, especially if we’re commissioning bespoke frame-work. We understand that some projects are time sensitive so we always recommend getting in touch as early as possible.



When commissioning something special we begin with a conversation about your needs; an exploration of the material, frame style or process that has caught your eye. The design will be the collation of all your preferences and requirements, resulting in a piece that is unique to you. We’re there for you throughout the process to answer your questions and to make the commissioning of your craft piece an enjoyable experience.


Once a final design, price and time scale is agreed upon, we will provide you with a quote, including: Dimensions. Materials. Payment Terms. Expected Completion Date. Delivery Charge (if applicable).


If you’d like to find out more or discuss a commission, please get in touch.