Retro Lighting | Factorylux for Weatherboard Cottage in Sydney

Factorylux lamp shades were used as part of the transformation of a family home in Sydney, Australia. The retro lighting project was featured in Home Beautiful, the Australian interiors magazine and website.

retro lighting in kitchen

The house in question is a Federation-era (1890 to 1915) weatherboard cottage and home to Diana, interior decorator and florist, her husband Ashley, a technical manager and their two children. The interior design for the home was inspired by the Cornersmith cafe in Marrickville, Sydney and the projects share the involvement of Sydney design practice Smith and Carmody.

retro lighting over dining table

The large open plan kitchen and dining area opens onto a deck through classic steel-framed patio doors. The kitchen features turquoise blue kitchen units with marble tops and a zinc topped console table. The general or ambient lighting comes from two Factorylux green Coolicon lamp shades which hang above the the console table and the vintage elliptical walnut topped dining table and chairs. The room in sympathetically furnished with a variety of vintage or retro pieces.

steel framed windows

The green Coolicons perfectly complement the retro aesthetic which permeates the design of the home. The Factorylux Coolicons are completely faithful to the classic design patented by the Benjamin Electric Co in the 1930s and the colour and finish – RAL 6002 green enamel – is similarly authentic. The Coolicons are compatible with the Factorylux standard bayonet (B22) lamp holders with hooked, cord grip or threaded fittings.

Create a complete ready to install enamel pendant light with a Coolicon shade using the Factorylux Made For You service. Design a pendant online from hundreds of components and, when you’re happy with the design, it’s hand-built, tested and certified to BS EN 60598 at our production HQ in West Yorkshire. All the pendants ship for next working day delivery and prepared for simple and safe installation with fitting/wiring instructions and necessary fixings and connectors. Start your design now.

Images courtesy of and copyright Home Beautiful Australia. Read the full article online here.

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