Bladet

Published on January 3rd, 2013 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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Designer table lamp with Bladet vase





Materials: Bladet 45 cm Vase Article Number: 301.221.99

Description: Buy a 45 cm Bladet

Make 2 holes with a drill for glass (diameter about 0,8 cm). One in the upper part and one in the lower part of the vase.

Buy 5 meters of colored electrical cable of your choice. Some example here.

Buy some sheet of colored polypropylene. Best results with a thick sheet of at least 1,6 mm maximum 3 mm. Took mine here but it is 1,2 mm thick. Better search for something thicker ‘cos the upper clear part tends to bend.


Cut the polypropylene using the sketchup template I uploaded here.

Using a cutter, lightly score the polypropylene along the lines between blue and white surfaces and bend it at 90°

Join all the parts as show in the photos.

I used a g9 lamps holder with super short 15w CFC lamps like the one shown below.

If you change lamp you have to change the template according to the new dimension of your light emitter.

Hope you like it.

~ Andrea, Florence Italy

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9 Responses to Designer table lamp with Bladet vase

  1. Cristina says:

    Veramente bellissima.
    L’unica perplessità riguarda la foratura del vetro.
    Al di là della punta specifica, esiste qualche accorgimento speciale?

  2. Johanna says:

    Nice vase hack! I have also done something similar with many different type of vases. Here are the links to see photos to those who want to be even more inspired hacking vases.
    http://talojajatoiveita.blogspot.fi/2012/12/olkkarin-kurvikkaampi.html
    http://talojajatoiveita.blogspot.fi/2012/11/epasopiva-pari.html
    http://talojajatoiveita.blogspot.fi/2012/02/maljakkovalaisin-nain-se-tehtiin.html

  3. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful – love the coiled cable inside the lamp.

  4. Light says:

    These are actually pretty clever. There’s a lot of thing that can be said of this kind of furniture but the one word that always gets mentioned is “unique”. They are not the usual things that you see when it comes to furniture, but they work just as well maybe even better.

  5. Anonymous says:

    How did you assemble the sheets? With screws?

    • Andrea says:

      Yes with screw and lock nuts, I found some special esteatically pleasant spherical nuts but it really doesn’t care ‘cos everything is hidden inside.

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