Nearly two years ago I came across the beautiful Bel+Bo lampshades. It was in one of the Sissy Boy stores, in The Hague and I fell for these ‘cocoons‘ straight away.
When, quite recently, I saw them again in the studio-boutique Petit Depot in Haarlem, I wanted to discover who made these beautiful organic and pure lampshades. And coincidentally it seems that it’s a Dutch designer who’s behind these lovely lighting objects.
Even though I did not get to go to Maison et Objet in Paris last week, I did get sight of the presence of the Bel+Bo lampshades there. As a result I thought, what better time to mention them on the blog.
About the product:
The cocon malade and boule malade lampshades are unique handmade objects.
Their individuality is achieved through the use of natural materials and through their hand-made – and specially dyed manufacture.
It’s Dutch designer Jeannine van Erk, who sculpts each lampshade with gauze bandages, water-based hardener and pigments.
It is a simple but contemporary design with a particularity of a warm and atmospheric light. Each of the lamps is unique in its form (because it’s hand-made) and also in its shade due to pigments.
About the designer:
Designer Jeannine van Erk trained to make furniture before studying interior design at the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam: “As a craftswoman I am enthusiastic about well-crafted pieces and I like the fact that materials, fabrics and colors appeal to several senses – the eye, but also the sense of touch. “
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Jeannine van Erk moved over ten years ago from Rotterdam to Berlin and has since created Studio Berk in collaboration with german designer Veronica Becker.
Find out more on her website Bel+Bo or on her Instagram.