First produced in 1933, the handmade Standard Coolicon lampshades are British industrial icons.
Graceful, subtle and brimming with confidence; their form is as fresh and aesthetically pleasing now as when they were when first drawn for the patent application.
The lampshades innovative design incorporated a vented top gallery that allowed high-watt bulbs to remain cool. The original bidirectional light – the revolutionary vented gallery created an ambient light above and a strong task light below.
Hard-wearing and durable, the Standard Coolicon lampshade became an instant hit among workers in factories, workshops and offices up and down the country. A loyal, unwavering fixture in Britain’s industrial heartlands, the trusty Coolicon even found its way into Winston Churchill’s wartime bunker kitchen.
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