Hanging shades combine the concepts of a lamp with a chandelier, providing some of the best elements of both. Read More...
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. Show Less...
Modern hand manufactured Birch wood veneer, Polymer and Copper aluminium suspension light collection, containing two sizes. Pleated organic shape form that is similar to a closed Tulip. Iluminated via E27 lamp of choice including energy efficient. With open central detail, this offers direct and indirect glows of ambient lighting offer a warming feature lamp for all interiors. Various colours exists using wood veneer or polymer, see listing and images. Prices do vary according to finish selected.
Stunning modern single suspension, featuring hand blown borosilicate transparent glass bubble bulb diffusers. A unique and unusual design which includes options with a cluster of suspension cables banded close together, from which a series of clear glass diffusers branch outward all resting side by side forming the rounded shape form. Single suspension, square shaped multi- suspension, rectangular shaped multi-suspension and semi-flush versions also exist in the collection. Illumination also has two options of LED or G4 low voltage options. Prices do vary accordingly.
Retro suspension pendant collection with industrial design influences. Featuring a metal frame in either a brushed steel metal finish with a dome shaped opal etched glass shade or dark bronze metal finish with matching shade. Available in two sizes and ideally suited for use in a group over a table, kitchen island, counter or similar.
Modern pendant/suspension, which has a tapered circular shade that offers a light sensual design evoking varied shapes. The design features an internal diffuser in white frosted glass. The three steel cables in steel are height adjustable, and the electric cable clear coated. Dawley sheds delicate direct and indirect light through the conical shade. A neutral simplistic but stunning design realised using rigid polyurethane foam which then has a lacquered finish in three colours, matt black, mole grey or shiny white.
Modern pendant suspension shade collection, which also includes two designs which have up/down-rise & fall mechanism, suitable over tables, counters or simply as room feature light where elegance and simplicity is required. There are essentially 4 designs available and options of sizes accordingly. Some designs also feature other colour options, so do check the listings. The four designs are fabric/leather shade, pleated ponge shade, plain methacrylate and decorative edged methacrylate versions. Option HS793 has choice of plain or Swarovski crystal handle.
Contemporary suspension collection with a simple yet elegant design featuring a drum shaped shade in either a plain cotton or hand finished pleated fabric from a wide selection of different colours to choose from (see image for samples), complete with an opal plexiglass diffuser. Available in a choice of six sizes and with either halogen or fluorescent lamps.
Modern retro styled shade suspension with black shade and white criss-cross design, matt white ceiling plate ans steel cable. Matching wall, floor, semi-flush and table lamps also exists in the family.
Modern hanging shade suspension collection, available in four sizes and offering direct lighting effects. Featuring a dome shaped acrylic shade in either black or white glossy finishes, with either a matching or contrast interior from a choice of nine colours. Ideally suited for use over a table, counter, bar or similar.
Pendant in soft silver with silk scallop shaped shade. Suspended from adjustable chain. Available in dark bronze and silk shade and natural brass and silk shade. Smaller semi-flush version also exists in the family, note that semi-flush version has fixed rod.
Modern shade suspension with a design inspired by crystals poking out from crevices in the rocks, which exhibit an ever-changing, poetic and multiform kaleidoscope when hit by the light. Formed using lentiflex which is a technopolymer developed using a process that creates a multifaceted surface as though made from many small prisms which alters the appearance and colour of the light according to the angle that it is viewed from. Available in a choice of two silky printed finishes with a matching flush ceiling light completing the collection. With its modern design and infinite chromatic shades, the Drusa brings a fresh, trendy feel to any space.
Unusual globe hanging lamp with feature flexi tube tied in a knott form top and bottom. Top knott has single LED light attached for added illumination. Metal is chrome and opal white glass globe. This item is sold as single unit.
Medium single metal suspension lamps, available only one size and three different finishes. Smart Bell shaped barrel diffuser with industrial design influences, ideal over counters, bars, dining tables or similar. Design offers use in modern and classic retro interiors. Each fitting is supplied with 2x 30cm rods and 1x 15cm rod.