Open Book - Limited Edition Lampshades Featuring Poet Rupert Brooke's Memoir
Utopia's unique Open Book design features an antique handmade book - First World War poet Rupert Brooke's memoir - pale blue & cream shade.
Literati Collection: Open Book
Open Book is an eye-catching, sophisticated design featuring flickering pages from an old memoir of First World War poet Rupert Brooke. The book gradually opens to reveal a portrait of the author. Set against a mottled pale blue background the shade has a dreamy, almost three-dimensional quality. The shade is finished with cream linen edging ribbon. The lampshade is a signed design by artist Jac Scott and is made by hand in Britain by professional manufacturers with over 25 years experience.
Watch a short video about the inspiration behind this design
It is our innovative designs that are designed in the round, and our attention to detail, that makes Utopia's lampshades so special.
Only 100 shades are created from this design.
Open Book is only available in straight sided shades - drum and oval shapes.
Circular drum shades
Drums are a good all-rounder contemporary shape that works on everything. Drums have parallel sides and offer a wide expanse of light top and bottom.
Height 20cm x 20cm diameter - price£50 Height 21cm x 30cm diameter - price£80 Height 40cm x 46cm diameter - price£135
Oval drum shades
A stylish contemporary shade with parallel sides, offering a slim form that works well when a narrow depth is important.
Height 21cm x width 31cm - price £75 Height 25cm x width 41cm - price £110
The Literati Collection captures pages of poems and prose from antique copies of classic books - embraced by historical statues or adorned with symbolic objects, a thought provoking narrative is captured.
Our unique lampshades are exclusive to Utopia – each designed and beautifully crafted in Britain. It is our innovative designs and attention to detail (we match up the design at the join, so there is no back and front to our shades) that makes Utopia's lampshades so special.
Please note that the shades are made to order and may take 15-20 working days from receipt of payment.
Creating our wonderful lampshades – the narrative behind the story Our Creative Director, artist Jac Scott, always has a camera with her to record those moments of wonder that serve as inspiration for her designs. Her photographs form the foundation of the shade designs, created using digital photo-collage and drawing techniques that build multi-layered images with distinctive features. This contemporary drawing technique maintains the hand of the artist through the digital pen and tablet. The designs are made into lampshades by professional shade makers with over twenty years experience – the designs are digitally printed on parchment to create a subtly translucent effect that enriches the design elements. Each shade is then finished with a fabric edging ribbon – often contrasting to add a dynamic accent.
Exclusive, limited-edition (100 ) British made lampshades in contemporary designs.
British professional manufacturers with over 25 years experience make all our shades.
Only 100 shades are created from each design regardless of shape.
Every design includes the designer’s signature.
All designs are available in lamp or pendant fitting.
Each shade carries a bulb wattage recommendation label as standard.
All lampshades comply with BS EN 60598-2-2:2012 - the British Standard for Luminaries. All shades have passed the glow-wire test and are made from fire-retardant materials.
Each shade is wrapped in protective, clear cellophane and includes a trademark Utopia wooden label.
Please note that the colours on our products are reproduced here as accurately as possible, however, as with all photography, printing and online screens, there may be some small variations.
Utopia charges a flat rate of £10 for all deliveries in the UK mainland. If purchasing from outside the UK please contact us for a shipping quote.