Factorylux enamel light shades were chosen to light Levi’s Made-to-Order jeans service at its London flagship store. The enamel shades are made entirely in the UK and flawless recreations of those originally installed in textile mills.
It was in the 1870s that Jacob Davis first manufactured hard-wearing work pants using denim from Levi Strauss & Co and reinforced them using copper rivets. The continued popularity of jeans, and Levi’s in particular, is a tribute to their practicality – comfort and durability – and huge cultural success.
Levi’s flagship UK store on Regent Street epitomises the industrial heritage of denim with its polished concrete, exposed brick walls and bare wood flooring. The Levi’s design team chose the Industrial 360mm Light Shades in basalt grey enamel to light both the tailoring and display areas.
The shades in the cutting and sewing area at the store are installed as they would have been in mills and factories – close-spaced rows or blocks to provide enough light for the workers to do their job. The interior finish of the shades – white vitreous enamel – and their concave shape are designed to ensure as little light as possible is lost rather than being directed to the shop floor.
The shades are both spun and enamelled in the UK and the grey enamel is authentically industrial – many of the shades installed in mills and factories in the early 20th century were the same colour. The Factorylux lamp shade collection includes seven sizes, available in six genuine vitreous enamel colours and six metallic finishes.
All the enamel light shades in the Factorylux range are available individually and are configurable as complete pendant lights using the groundbreaking Made For You bespoke lighting service. The service allows you to configure the perfect pendant light from the huge range of Factorylux lighting components – shades, cable, ceiling roses and lamp holders.
When you’ve finished your design, the pendant is hand built at our UK production HQ in Yorkshire – coincidentally a former trouser factory – and every pendant is individually tested and certified to BS EN 60598 to guarantee safety, reliability and durability. The pendants are dispatched for next working day delivery, ready for safe and simple installation with instructions and all necessary fixings and fittings. Start designing a pendant light now.