The Morphing Jigsaw Lamp
By Anne-Marie Kovacs, Chief Wife
I saw these lampshades while visiting Toronto a few months ago and, being in the beginning stages of planning a large event for a non-profit, I couldn’t help but be immediately attracted by these unusual, beautiful, colorful and oh-so affordable statement-making lampshades. How they would – literally and metaphorically – light up the room and create instant ambiance for the event. And then, I mentally started redecorating my family room and my teens’ bedrooms too.
Let me introduce the Jigsaw Lamp (shade). It’s available in 11 different colors and six different sizes. Each kit consist of 30 polycarbonate (pieces) and full instructions on how to make over 20 different shapes, though 48 models have been created from these simple cutouts. These remind me of the ubiquitous IKEA Fillsta lamp, which unfortunately only comes in white and (new) in orange, but it not DIY or customizable in the sense that the Jigsaw lamp shade can be.
Good to note that the polycarbonate pieces are 100% recyclable, heat-resistant and washable. The lampshades are very durable and work indoors as well as outdoors.
Prices range from $12 for the small size to $45 for the large (note that electrical cord and bulb are not included).
In case you’re intimidated by the self-assembly, there are videos online to help with that.