How To: Make a Modern DIY Geometric Lampshade

How To: Make a Modern DIY Geometric Lampshade

I recently returned home from a trip to ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair), where everything was brass-y, angular goodness. It was a neo-80s explosion. In a good way. So, spying a low-cost, DIY version of all this shiny metallic high-brow design was quite exciting!   

A trip to the hardware store for some thin metallic tubing is all you'll really need to get started on your own design-y lampshade. After that, it's all about bending and folding to create an interesting shape, according to Riikka Kantinkoski, the blogger and DIYer behing Weekday Carnival. Check out her tutorial for more!

My favorite part about this DIY lampshade, aside from how easy and awesome it is, is that it works with just about any hanging pendant. I really love the concrete one shown here, but a standard lighting kit will look great too!

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how2home on Jun 04, 2012:

Ooooo i like this a lot! looks fun to do, its great b/c you can make the shape at way your heart desires. What other types of material would you suggest to use other than metal? 

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