The “Shapely” pendant shades came about after a long period of experimentation with Tyvek and the concept of a user friendly, accessible product.
Designer lighting products are generally expensive, fragile and designed to be permanently installed by a qualified electrician. As a person who likes my living space to be minimal and flexible, I set out to design a shade that was fun, easy to install and inexpensive. I also wanted to design a product that could be manufactured locally without the need for expensive processes or investment.
Tyvek is a paper-like material made from plastic fibres typically used in the construction and medical industries. It has fantastic heat and water resistant properties and can be coloured very easily. Tyvek is the major material used in the “Shapely” pendant shades. This material creates a wonderful texture when dyed and illuminated. The simple shapes are there to frame the beautiful, natural randomness that can be seen up close.
This family of lights is made up of 6 shapes and 6 colours. The designs are deliberately minimal, but allow for up to 36 possible variations if desired.
Each shade can be attached by the user to any existing bare pendant fitting. They can be rolled up and shipped easily due to their ultra light weight.
The “Shapely” pendant lights are products that allow for simple flexibility and variation from a technically complex material.