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Fermoie Lampshades: Everything You Need to Know

What is Fermoie? 

Fermoie is a textile company founded in 2012 by Tom Helme and Martin Ephson. (Two names that are well known in the design industry - Helme and Ephson are the creative minds behind the success of paint and wallpaper company Farrow & Ball.)  In addition to textiles, Fermoie offers a range of lighting, cushions and of course - a wonderful range of incredible lampshades. 

What makes Fermoie so special? 

All of the patterns and colorations at Fermoie are created in-house by their very own design team, making them exclusive to Fermoie.  In addition, the fabrics are printed in-house, ensuring precision and quality, using rotary screens. Employing this technique results in a richer, more textural impression that is not seen with digitally printed fabrics.

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Lampshades 101 : Back to Basics

What is the right size for my lampshade? 

A good rule of thumb is that the lampshade should be approximately twice the width of the lamp and about 1/3 the height. This is just a suggestion. We are big believers in the "it just looks right" method. 

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