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Udara Lampshade 50

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Eva van Stekelenburg

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2019

Material: Bamboo

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Diameter: 30cm / 11.8"

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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PLEASE NOTE: This design is currently out of stock. We will be restocking in January 2021

The Udara Lampshade 50, a bamboo design lampshade from our Bambusa range, inspired by the Indonesian Archipelago and beyond. Each lampshade is crafted by hand out of layers of thinly sliced bamboo, creating the iconic ‘Shell’ shape. It takes a handful of men to pull the lampshade into this shape.

DIMENSIONS
Just the lampshade: 50 cm
Plafonniere: 10 cm diameter x 2.5 cm height
Cable length: 1.5 cm
Diameter opening for fitting in lampshade: 4 cm

MATERIAL SUSTAINABILITY
Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing resources, which grows in abundance in Indonesia. For this reason, we choose to work with this incredible material. We also make sure that all of our wood is V-Legal certified. This means that it is not illegally logged from vulnerable areas. Read about our sustainability practises here

UNIQUE PIECES
Since these lampshades are made out of a natural material, they can vary in colour slightly.

INSTALLATION DETAILS
◦ Supplied with complete European CE certified real bronze fitting, black woven power cable, and matte black plafoniere.
◦ Cable length can be shortened manually if desired (we do not provide this service but it can easily be done yourself).
◦ Light bulb not provided. We recommend a bulb from the Philips Deco LED Giant Vintage collection; Any bulb around 35W / 400 LUMEN will do – either Warm White or Flame, depending on your preference.
◦ Fitting size: E27

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Artist Profile

Born: 1994

Hometown: 's-Gravenhage

Based in: The Netherlands

I was born in the Netherlands, but raised abroad in Belgium, Spain, Hungary, and the USA before returning to the Netherlands in my late teens. During my time as an expat, a common ground that I maintained in each country was to seek out creative environments, always partaking in various fine arts and photography classes. I painted abstract and surrealism for many years, and practiced various arts such as silkscreen painting, portrait drawing, and printing at Silvermine Arts Academy. I photographed and developed B&W analogs myself as well as helped curate a museum exhibition at Bush Holley in Greenwich, CT. I further pursued my creative career by studying at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute of Technology, where I learned about concept developing and branding. This is also when I met my (business) partner Jake Richmond.

I have also always had a great affinity with sustainability. It feels like a given to me that our impact on the planet must be minimal wherever possible and that we have to give back to Mother Nature as much as we take from her. When I discovered, partly via AMFI, that many luxury brands don't practise environmental ethics, I decided to embark on a quest to redefine sustainable luxury. With this in mind, Jake and I conceptualised Sooka, a creative studio and conscious luxury brand. But the story of how Sooka came about actually started long before Jake and I officially established ourselves as a company in 2017.

Jake and I had both visited Indonesia since the early 2000s (Jake) and 2012 (Eva). Over time, we came into contact with the most talented artists and artisans. We were invited into their homes where we drank coffee and listened to their stories about their forefathers, how they learned their craft, and more. And each year we came back to Indonesia, our desire to create became stronger. It was in 2017 that we decided to pursue this passion. Now, Sooka is a collective consisting of 30 of the most talented Balinese and Javanese craftsmen, which give shape to our design visions. We only work with the best artisans, which means that our pieces are created in limited pieces.

For Sooka, I conceptualized and Jake designed our 'Eternity of Remarkable Species', a collection of bronze sculptures of endangered species. These pieces serve to raise awareness of the fragility of the species. Their eternal-ness has been solidified into a 2000 Celsius bronze sculpture. We also offer stunning lampshades made from the fast-growing material of bamboo.

Join us on our journey of redefining sustainable luxury.

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