I recently treated myself to yet another UK handmade purchase for our home, this time in the form of a Figo Home lampshade. I refuse to decorate my home in ‘sets’ of things and anyone who knows me knows I love my homewares to have a backstory, uniqueness and a bit of personality. Figo Home’s beautiful hand crafted lampshades have all three!
During a recent Etsy trawl one weekend I stumbled, luckily I might add, onto one of Figo Home’s stunning lampshades and just had to find out more. I simply love the ethos behind the company, and champion anything handmade in the UK. Established in 2013 by Siobhan McGinnes, Figo Home is run entirely from her Bristol-based studio. Siobhan explains, ‘My background is in textiles and interiors – I love working with and sourcing hip fabrics. I couldn’t find any lighting shades or bases that I liked, so I started upcycling bases to co-ordinate with my shades and then I went on to design my own and have them hand-turned locally. I love what I do – it’s new and exciting every day.’
Figo Home lampshades are currently stocked in Bristol and London, but keep an eye out, as they may well be coming to a shop near you next year! And a little bird tells me there’ll be a new lamp design out late spring 2015…so watch this space!
We chose to put our Figo Home purchase up in our spare bedroom – it looks beautiful and fits perfectly with the quirky, laid-back feel we were going for in the room. But now I have a problem…I don’t just like one or two of their lampshades. I almost want to fit more lightbulbs in my house just so that I can decorate them in these quirky, bright shades! Each one has it’s own theme, look and feel and Siobhan even offers a bespoke service to create a lampshade just for you that is truly unique. Oh the choices!
Image credits: Figo Home
*I reviewed Figo Home of my own accord and all of the opinions in this post are my own – no payment was received.*