Published on June 16th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Stockholm shadows on the wall

Kalle casts pretty shadows on the wall with this Stockholm bowl.

Kalle says, “It’s a wall lamp with a decorative light cast on the wall itself. The lighting effect is visible at daytime but quite spectacular at night and the ‘wall flower’ is well over 1m large.

The ingredients are:
- Stockholm stainless steel bowl
- 35W reflector bulb
- Electronic dimmer
- Lamp mounting kit and lamp wire

The light fixing is mounted through a drilled hole in the center of the bowl with ordinary light fixing material. The bowl is hard stainless steel and pretty thick, so be warned that the drilling takes a while.

It is mounted with a standard screw in one of the center holes in the leaf-pattern where it is almost invisible.

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

11 Responses to Stockholm shadows on the wall

  1. rowena says:

    the link to the steel bowl doesn’t work anymore, could you perhaps describe it (or post a photo) so I can find something similar?

  2. Anonymous says:

    I want it! Great hack.

  3. Peter says:

    Great hack…love the shadows!

  4. Egbert says:

    im just curious how it will look in the day time. anyway, nice hack!

  5. Kalle says:

    Thank you! We are pleased ourself with the result.

  6. Robj98168 says:

    Very Nice shadowing! wonderful job!

  7. dokea says:

    That is absolutely gorgeous!!! Really well done – extremely creative!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Oooohhh…nice. Are there any blue, purple or green reflector bulbs?

    Those colors would be perfect for this project!

  9. n says:

    oh that is lovely!

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