Where to buy handmade and hand-decorated lampshades
Lampshades are more than just visors for your lightbulbs, they're decorative investment pieces in their own right and a great one can make a huge impact on a room. These are the creatives offering interesting handmade-in-England lampshades.
Art dealer William Thuillier specialises in ‘sleepers’, typically old-master paintings whose attribution is uncertain. Many of them are on display in the grand Regency flat-cum gallery
in Pimlico he shares with lampshade maker Alvaro Picardo.
A lateral conversion has given the couple room to create a studio, while their bathroom’s transformation into a
Gothic shell grotto will knock everyone sideways.
Text and photography: James McDonald