This weekend saw a leap in the development of a lamp shade I have been playing with for a while. Actually, it’s the cable tie fabric produced by Doris Dopfer that you can read about and see more of in the Plastic Green book, that will be available soon. For an exhibition we did in 2007, a cable knitting circle was formed and the rather time consuming process of making these plastic fabrics was sped along by numbers. Doris left us with half of the cable fabric made, and I have now out it to use as a light filtering device. Some tinkering still to go, but its hit a relatively stable stage now i think.
It is fill with soft toy stuffing and white feathers to filter the light better.
I like the dialogue between the ceiling rose and the lampshade.
you need to click on the image to see it properly though: