Nottingham-based design studio Janie Knitted Textiles has added to its popular and distinctive Strand lighting range with a new Eco collection using wool from British heritage sheep breeds – available at Heal’s Tottenham Court Road as well as online.
The Eco collection is made using 100% British wool from heritage sheep breeds.
The natural variation in the colour of the fleece from the breeds used – Loaghtan (Isle of Man), Portland (Cotswolds) and Wensleydale (Yorkshire) – produces three subtle shades of grey (Portland being the lightest whilst Loaghtan is almost charcoal).
The Eco Strand lighting collection was developed using knitted tubular fabric which is woven onto a wire frame in retro-inspired shapes.
Wool is ideal for lighting as it is naturally fire retardant and in the washing process, a moth proofing treatment is added too.
Each lamp is handmade individually and the natural colour variations in the wool make each design unique. The strong geometric forms contrast with the softness of the wool to cast a soft pattern of light and shade.
Eco Strand lighting is available in six designs (each available in the three wool variations) – Small Cone, Cone, XS Geometric, Small Geometric, Nipped In and Pendant Globe (exclusive to Heal’s).
- Small Cone – £60.00 – 200mm high x 200 mm diameter
- Cone – £75.00 – 300mm high x 300 mm diameter
- XS Geometric – £80.00 – 300mm high x 280 mm diameter
- Small Geometric – £240.00 – 460mm high x 350mm diameter
- Nipped In – £300.00 – 680mm high x 350mm diameter
- Pendant Globe – £350.00 (Made to order at Heal’s) – 500mm high x 500mm diameter
Looking after your lampshade:
Use a low wattage/eco bulb of no more than 60W or equivalent.
The lampshades are best vacuumed lightly to prevent a build-up of dust.
To view the full Janie Knitted Textiles Strand lighting collection visit:http://www.janieknittedtextiles.com