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Published on October 2nd, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Tom Dixon Feat IKEA Angenäm vase

Materials: A drilling machine & a round metal file.

Description: So I love the TOM DIXON lights, but the price tag doesn’t love me. So I tried to make the cheapest but yet good looking copy of them, price tag 21€ /26USD.

Take you car (bike if you wanna save gas money :) ) & go to Ikea & buy a Angenäm vase & a HEMMA Light cable.

Drill & file a hole in the bottom of the vase until the Hemma light setup is fitting through it, then just mount it like it was any other lamp.

Now you have a very cheap but yet kind of stylish Tom Dixon look a like!

See more of the pendant lamp.

~ Hans Olsson, Innsbruck

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Jules Yap

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14 Responses to Tom Dixon Feat IKEA Angenäm vase

  1. Fab says:

    Correction : 51 mm diameter

  2. Fab says:

    I did it for two Angenam cups. Drilled them with a core drill 5 mm diameter.
    I found it difficult to align them perfectly, though, but managed to do so somehow.

  3. David says:

    It’s pretty much easier to drill the hole if you manage to get a hole cutter with ø 35 mm (1 3/8″) – which is exactly the ø of the Hemma Light setup. Then it fits perfectly!

  4. Anonymous says:

    so glad you did it…. my new dining room will get one or two of these….

  5. Anonymous says:

    I had almost baught the actual lamp.
    I totally did this instead.
    My favorite Hack EVER.

  6. Hans Olsson says:

    Hey guys, nice to hear you like it, I have another sick “designers” copy coming up :)
    no problem what so ever with the heat or so.. if its possible to use as a sink? I´m not sure, I don´t think the paint has that good quality to always be exposed to water & stuff.. I wouldn´t do it.. but who knows :)

    a “Lampe Gras” made out of a Ikea Aröd is coming up :)

  7. Mac says:

    I made the exact same lamp (just with slightly larger bulb with dimmer feature) and was thinking of uploading it here! You’ve beat me to it! I’ve found it keeps up well with the heat of the bulb and the gold interior gives a nice glow.

  8. Anonymous says:


    what kind of drill did you use for the hole? Width etc? Tough to do the filing?

  9. Anonymous says:

    This is a hack I was thinking of when my remodel of my kitchen is done. I would like to know if the vase can withstand the heat of the light (colour distortion, shrinking of the material).

  10. Anonymous says:

    Love it, must copy! :)


  11. Anonymous says:

    Me I was just thinking of converting this very vase in a gorgeous sink for a bar :)
    Since you already drilled it, could you please tell me if you think it may work?

  12. marox79 says:

    Ever since I saw this vase I kept thinking it would make a gorgeous lamp. I’m glad you broke the ice and did the actual hack.
    Love the end result. Thanks for sharing.

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