Hemma

Published on February 26th, 2011 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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Modern dining room lightning





Materials: Löbbo, Hemma, scissors, knife

Description:
3 small Löbbo shades were cut on the long side in small strips. These strips were stuck in small cuts I have pierced into one big Löbbo shade, that’s it.

It is quite a lot work, it looks best, when the pattern of the strips is rather irregular woven. I also used the non shiny side of the shade in the front – so it looks more natural.

The shades are hung up on the usual Hemma lighting suspension.

~ Vendela, Linz Austria

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41 Responses to Modern dining room lightning

  1. Anonymous says:

    These look wonderful!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Really cool!

  3. Birgit says:

    Very cool! They look like designer lights.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Wow, looks fantastic!

  5. Anonymous says:

    well done!

  6. Mina says:

    It’s wonderful.
    Probably one of the best thing I’ve seen here.
    Well done.
    It’s beautiful. Really.

  7. Anonymous says:

    this is GReat….I will do this!!! Thanks for the idea!!!

    Cheers!
    tepa

  8. Anonymous says:

    never mind the lamps…more pictures of the house please!!!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Amazing! They look SO expensive!! Wonderful job, very creative, love the lamps. What a shame they don’t fit my interior at all, would love to have some of those!

  10. Charlotte says:

    I love this–it’s a great way to salvage less-than-perfect lampshades. A great recycling idea. Thanks!

  11. Anonymous says:

    One of the better hacks I’ve seen here lately and one I want to do myself.

  12. Jose A says:

    Best hack maybe ever? This takes about 15 dollars of materials and makes them look like 1500. Its just amazing, creative, and beautiful. Great work.

  13. this is a Great…. and I will do this!!! Thanks for the idea!!!………….

  14. djfred says:

    Jose A said exactly what I would have said. BRILLIANT! On my way to IKEA now.

  15. Aliza says:

    it looks so cool! Can you give a more detailed description of how to do it?

  16. Anonymous says:

    End of February and we have the Hack of the year already.

  17. Anonymous says:

    It’s me, Vendela:
    Wow, thank you, you make me blush! :)
    It ist really easy done, as you can see on the second picture, just pierce the big shade and put one end of the stripe in it, on the other side the other one. No glue needed, just take care, that the hole is not too big. the thinner the stripes are cut, the more work it is and the better it looks!

  18. Marinka says:

    They are very beautiful.

  19. Anonymous says:

    can I pay you to make one for me? These are gorgeous and should be featured in a design magazine. Great job!

  20. nannett says:

    THIS IS TO GENIOUS!!

  21. Sharon says:

    Wow, this is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!

  22. I love it. I really really love it. What a brilliant and creative mind does the designer have.

  23. nnvillan says:

    These came out wonderfully! I’m going to convince th bf to do it with me! :)

  24. Anonymous says:

    well, woooowwww!!!!

  25. Anonymous says:

    The Hemma cord is so long, how did you hide all the extra cord? Did you make a ceiling cup? If so what did you make it out of?

    Thanks! :)

  26. Anonymous says:

    Awesome!

  27. The lighting looks awesome. I think I’ll try it out for myself and see if I could make one.

  28. I really like it, contemporary & creative. It brings a quirky touch in the dining room.

  29. Anonymous says:

    I love that bird’s nest look in this otherwise minimalist room. Very beautiful.
    My house like most in the US is heated and cooled by forced air, which creates way too much dust to ever even consider such a hard to clean lamp. So sad.

    Pippa

  30. elizabeth says:

    amazing. intense. sooooooooo awesome. i hate to be dumb, but what did the stips come from and how did you get them cut so perfectly even? absolutely fantastic! also, what was the type of pattern that you used to cut the slits in? or are the slits just cut randomly on the shade? how long …from slit to slit…is each strip, after it is inserted? ae they all different lengths? i just SOOOOO love this!!!!!!!

  31. Anonymous says:

    Genial!!! Einfach top!

  32. LOVELY! I don’t think I could manage something quite as pretty, though. Far too impatient.

    Pippa – two words: condensed air. The kind of stuff you get for your computer. Best duster ever for hard-to-clean things.

  33. Anonymous says:

    They look awesome! How did you cut the shade?

  34. I love this–it’s a great way to salvage less-than-perfect lampshades. A great recycling idea. Thanks!

  35. winterk says:

    Amazing! Can I pay you to make some for our office?

  36. Martin says:

    I dont understand ! It looks amazing but I dont understand how it went from the first image to the second !

  37. Agi says:

    @Martin the 2nd image is the inside of the shade, you can see the small ends of the strips from the inside

    was the big shade 30 cm in diameter and the small ones 15 cm?

  38. tina says:

    I think is is the 30 cm shade cause I bougth the bigger one and the proportions look different. At least I cut a few cm off and used it for some more strips.
    I wonder if the inner Löbbo has the non-shiny side outside as well? Can’t see that on the pictures…

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