Shade Wins Elle Decoration China Award


Paul Cocksedge’s Shade light for FLOS is the winner of the Lighting category by Elle Decoration China for the Elle Deco International Design Awards (EDIDA). According to the judges, “Shade redefined the word ‘lampshade’ and its fixed perspective. We like its unassuming form encapsulating a real breakthrough. An effortless way to have warm ambience light with a touch of surrealism.”


The magic of Shade is achieved by avoiding the conventional way of using mains power from the ceiling, and with it intrusive fittings and flex. Instead, power derives from an LED floor fitting shining an uplight into the paper shade, which in turn is suspended from the ceiling with next-to-invisible, capillary-thin wires. Paul Cocksedge adds: “Shade has an almost dream-like mystery. It utilizes floor and ceiling both, but appears unconnected to either…!”

The final international design awards will be selected from the lists made by the local magazine editions. EDIDA will be presented in Milan during Design Week 2014 (April). Shade is currently being developed by FLOS and is due for release later this year. For further enquiries, please email

photo © Marcello Bonfanti

22 Jan