12v Light bulb with gold coated fabric lampshade on a long chain A-282
All the materials we use are hypoallergenic and nickel free.
The lampshade is made of hand folded fabric with electro-formed gold, a process that builds gold on the fabric using electric current, and slowly slowly builds a layer of gold on the fabric.
After folding the fabric into a plissé we place it on the light bulb and coat it together with gold.
For this design we had the fabric "collecting" gold for 5 hours. the fun in making this is that we get a bit of a feeling like baking bread and taking out of the oven a loaf that was not there earlier :)
A closer look will revel the fabric texture in the gold, and in places where the formation of the gold is thick enough to cover the texture of the fabric the gold is shiny. this happens as a result of a way the electricity moves around in different shapes. making the interesting combination of shiny and textured finish.
Each one of the Lamps are folded by hand and no two are alike :)
By the way, the light bulb can still work if applied with some electricity ;) and its original purpose was lighting cars dashboards.
The chain is 78cm (30.7 inches) long.
All chain lengths can be changed :) just let us know.