B E A U V A M P is an independent, British lighting brand specialising in traditional hand stitched, silk lampshades for the luxury market, combining traditional sewing techniques with vintage inspired design and contemporary style.
The concept was born at the time of the vintage revival and upcycling trends that were emerging on the Interiors scene in 2010. After salvaging an old floor lamp from a charity shop, a ‘light bulb’ moment led Alice (Designer & Director) on the start of her creative journey, breathing new life into the humble, hand sewn lampshades of the early 1900’s.
“I became fascinated with how the fabric had been stretched and stitched to the frame. I decided to research these lost application methods of the past and so it became my mission to embark on rebuilding and reviving those old traditional sewing techniques, which are now embedded in the heart of the business”.
With a passion for colour and interiors, the beginnings of an exciting new brand were formed. Alice decided to offer a completely new take on the old fashioned lampshade, drawing and designing her own shapes from concept to completion. Alice and her team now work on a wide range of domestic and commercial projects, whilst launching new lighting collections and collaborations throughout the year.
“Everything we do is designed from scratch in our Derbyshire studio with meticulous attention to detail. We offer a bespoke design service with a huge colour pallet available to choose from along with all the finishing touches from fancy braids and dip dyed fringing through to vintage inspired fabric cable, pendant accessories and hand turned lamp stands. We like to source as much as we can locally, working closely with British businesses and crafts people including wood turners and metal workers.”
“Our signature TIFFANY Collection was launched in 2018 showcasing a collection of lustrous handwoven silks and fringing inspired by the roaring 1920’s Art Deco era. This year we have just launched our new hand dipped Ombré Fringing Collection to further complement our lampshades, giving them a truly unique and contemporary twist”.
O U R V A L U E S:
We create exceptional and sustainable lampshade heirlooms for future generations.
We use traditional sewing techniques, our own bespoke frames and source the highest quality fabrics, braiding and fringing made and produced here in the UK.
We give meticulous attention to the detail and quality process with all our designs being made from scratch in our Derbyshire studio.
We are vintage inspired, eclectic and colour mad.
We are also ‘Proudly British’.