Alluring, one-of-a-kind geometric lampshades from werajane utilize handcraft techniques to chic effect, referencing 1970s aesthetics and au courant color palettes. Werajane came into being in Leipzig, Germany, in 2016, when its founder, Inga-Wera-Jane Heymann (b. 1994), took a break from education to start her own project of designing lampshades. A native of Cologne, she studied Egyptology and has a strong eye for the visual, having also worked as a model and photographer. Her design approach is influenced by the “UFO-style” lampshades of the 1970s, which she fuses with geometric color-blocking in rich but earthy contrasting hues.
Each lamp is unique, made to order, and completely handmade. Their painted structural frames are produced by a local metal workshop, and Heymann hand-weaves these in her studio with Italian cotton thread. She makes lamps in a variety of styles and sizes, including pendants and table lamps. From a distance, they resemble ancient, angular vases, and they range in depth and height from the relatively shallow “flying saucer” shapes to more elongated lanterns.
Dimensions: 27.5” W x 27.5” D x 16.5” H
Material: Italian Cotton Thread
May be custom designed regarding color and size.