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Hanging shades combine the concepts of a lamp with a chandelier, providing some of the best elements of both.

Unlike table and floor lamps, heat escape isn't a major consideration, so more of the light can be reflected downward.

Hanging shades are best hung in spaces where you want to focus light in one particular area, while providing a softer light to the rest of the room.

The usual choice of materials for hanging shades is metal and certain types of heat resistant plastic, although many other materials can be used including fabric, glass, and ceramics. When combustible materials are used, the design will tend to be more open to prevent overheating.

Each of the different materials used in manufacture will affect the weight of the finished product which, in turn, affects the required strength of the suspension cables.

Good design for hanging shades is mainly a matter of designing a shade that is beautiful but effective in its purpose of distributing semi-focused light.

The hanging shades in the Christopher Wray collection are amazingly diverse and are mostly intended to make a strong visual statement.

The majority are ideal for home use, while quite a few would also be ideal for use in restaurants, beauty salons, reading rooms, and anywhere that focused light is beneficial.

You will find hanging shades of all different shapes and sizes within the collection. Some are plain and some are coloured; some are opaque, some are translucent, and others are transparent.

With so many different designs to choose from, finding something to suit the space you want to place it in shouldn't be a problem. If you'd like advice or assistance, simply approach one of our lighting consultants for a chat, and they'll be happy to share their expertise and help you find the most perfect hanging shade for your space.

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ABTHORPE

Transitional metal shade suspension collection with a classically inspired design influenced by the bistros of the early 1900's Provincial France. Featuring a coolie shaped metal reflector shade, decorative braided flex and round ceiling plate. Available in a choice of four metal finish options with matching rise and fall pendant, desk lamp, chandelier, floor lamp and fixed and extendable wall lights existing within the collection.

AIRMONT

Contemporary domed pendant collection with industrial Manhattan loft design influences, featuring a steel ceiling plate, rod and fitting in a choice of six metal finishes with either a metal reflector shade in four different finishes or white glass shade, according to choice. Lower frosted prismatic light diffuser completes the look. Each light is supplied with 2x 30cm rods and 1x 15cm rod to allow for height adjustment. The white glass shade versions are available in a choice of two sizes.

ALDERBURY

Classically inspired suspension light collection with modern influences suitable for most interiors modern or traditional. The collection features cone shaped metal shades with industrial detail, with the large version coming complete with a frosted glass diffuser. Suspended via a metal rod which is supplied in four attachable pieces (2 x 15cm and 2 x 30cm) allowing flexibility of height. Available in two sizes and three metal finish options. Matching three light bar chandelier exists within collection.

ALESSANDRIA

A truly visual treat and undoubtedly unique lighting collection of shade suspension pendants, with a transitional design featuring a hand crafted floral themed metal frame in a choice of five finishes which is dressed with Swarovski elements. Under each frame sits soft earthy fabrics chosen to compliment the respective metal finish, complete with a satin polycarbonate diffuser. Matching chandelier, flush ceiling lights, wall lights and floor lamp exist within the collection.

ALLRIDGE

Modern shade suspension offering direct lighting effects. Featuring an elliptical shaped chromed glass shade decorated with a series of crystal drops. Metal structure formed in brass and finished in polished nickel.

AMELIE

Contemporary hanging shade offering indirect ambient lighting effects. Featuring a tapered drum shaped fabric shade in either black or white with clear Murano Glass decoration with ribbed detailing. Suspended by steel tension cables from a round ceiling plate with angular sides which is in a chrome metal finish. Matching wall light and floor lamp complete the collection.

APLOMB

Small modern hanging shade collection realised in concrete which is perfect for occasional tables, peninsulas and counters either on its own or in a group and is available in three colours, which are the traditional grey of cement in its raw state, a stylish white hue, and a warm intense brown. Height adjustable and available in two sizes. Larger size available with either G9 Halogen or GU10 LED lamps whereas the mini version is GU10 LED only. Sold both individually or as part of a bespoke composition either linear or round in shape (see images).

APLOMB LARGE

Modern hanging lamp with a minimalist design featuring a low profile conical shaped concrete structure housing a central LED module which offers direct down lighting. Height adjustable and available in three colours, which are the traditional grey of cement in its raw state, a stylish white hue, and a warm intense brown. Ideally suited for occasional tables, peninsulas and counters either on its own or in a group. Available in both dimmable and non-dimmable versions.

ATCHLEY

Contemporary globe shaped pendant collection with a schoolhouse inspired design featuring a dome shaped metal frame with grilled detailing around the crown. Available in three sizes and a choice of three metal finish options complete with a white glass diffuser. This versatile collection can be used in verious different settings but is particularly effective in a series along a kitchen island or within a hallway.

BARNUM

Simple modern pendant suspension collection with a retro Scandinavian inspired design. Featuring a gourd shaped spun steel diffuser in a choice of two metal finishes with a contrasting white lacquered interior for improved light dispersement. Ideal over counters, bars, dining tables or similar. Available in two sizes and supplied with extra long braided flex which is adjustable.

BARTHOLOMEW

Vintage industrial style pendant constructed in iron and finished in black oxide, featuring a domed shaped cage shade. Supplied complete with a vintage LED filament lamp to complete the look.

BAYAN

Modern wooden white glossy lacquered series of floor lamp, table lamps, suspension shade and semi-flush ceiling pendant. The round conic shade is white acrylic and follows the geometry of the body. Bayan series is also available in natural oak with black lux shade and Oak white stained with white lux shade.