You won’t find a larger choice of shapes and sizes, or a larger selection of trims and braids. There are 80 different types of trim from simple Russian braids and fan edges to Doxy and Bullion fringes and 11 types of pleats.
Our range covers every type from tiny candle clip shades for chandeliers to huge six foot tear drop pendant shades for the grandest of rooms. Any size or shape you can think of we can make quickly for you. We can advise and work with you to make exceptional lampshades for any project.
Nothing completes a Besselink light better than the perfect shade. We make the most beautiful lampshades in the world using methods handed down from generation to generation.
We have a full range of trim, material and colour options for our shades. We can create bespoke hand painted shades on request with a stock range of cards and parchment styles to match any design. Our silks are available in over a hundred colours or made on request with your supplied fabrics. A full range of braids and fringes is available to finish off your shades. Please see below for more information or get in touch for samples.
Spun and dyed silks are sewn onto brazed frames, bound, lined and pleated, all by hand.
Most shapes can be made in silk, card or laminated card. Clients’ own fabric can in most cases be used. For unusual shapes and clients’ own designs please ask for a quotation and advice. The chart below shows recommended fabric quantities.
3.5″ = 9cm 4.5″ = 11.5cm 5″ = 12.5cm 5.5″ = 14cm 6″ = 15cm 7″ = 17.5cm 8″ = 20cm
Select from two dozen honan coloured silks, plain card or hand painted dragons, bug or bees. Our shades are also available in oiled, crackled distressed and aged parchment, or if you prefer, you can just supply your own material. Then choose a shape from Empire, Wide Top, Coolie, Square, Portmeirion, Oblong, Pumpkin, American Drum and many others.
Bringing together the very best of design and craftsmanship from our london workshop.
Hand Painted Lampshade: Aged Blue Hand Painted Lampshade: Black Bugs Hand Painted Lampshade: Chinoiserie Hand Painted Lampshade: Crackled Hand Painted Lampshade: Distressed Ochre Hand Painted Lampshade: Dragon Hand Painted Lampshade: Insects Hand Painted Lampshade: Ochre Bugs Hand Painted Lampshade: Red Bees Hand Painted Lampshade: Pamphill Bluebell Woods
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Besselink and Jones’ roots extend back more than fifty years with the foundation of Jack Cadman’s original ceramic conversion and brass – turning workshops in Surrey. Hank Besselink, who came from a precision engineering background, began working alongside Jack to develop new designs and techniques.
9″ = 23cm 10″ = 25.5cm 11″ = 28cm 12″ = 30.5cm 13″ = 33cm 14″ = 35.5cm 15″ = 38cm
Besselink and Jones – staying true to our heritage with engineering excellence.
Amounts of fabric needed for shades in clients’ own material Shade Base Diameter Fabric Width 120 cm Fabric Width 80 cm 8″ 0.75m 1.0m 10″ 1.0m 1.25m 12″ 1.25m 1.75m 14″ 1.5m 2.25m 16″ 1.
75m 2.75m 18″ 2.0m 3.0m 20″ 2.5m 4.0m 22″ 3.0m 4.75m 24″ 3.5m 5.5m
16″ = 40.5cm 17″ = 43cm 18″ = 45.5cm 19″ = 48cm 20″ = 50.5cm 21″ = 53cm 22″ = 55.5cm
Our trade showroom based in Chelsea Harbour Design Centre is a regular destination for members of the design community who are seeking the perfect lighting solution for their clients.
All our silk shades are hand sewn by English craftsmen. The frames are hand brazed, plastic coated and then bound with fine cotton tape. Frames of 12″ and over have a double base ring for added strength and endurance.
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Russia BraidsSchool Tie & Other BraidsBlock FringesDoxy FringesSilky Block, Fan Edge and Bullion Fringes
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When it comes to the creation of fine lighting that will stand the test of time, there really is no substitute for experience and at Besselink and Jones we have a strong heritage of traditional British engineering skills.
All shades dimensions are shown in inches. Conversion table from Imperial to Metric shown below.
23″ = 58cm 24″ = 60.5cm 25″ = 63cm 26″ = 66cm 27″ = 68.5cm 28″ = 71cm