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Wicker Goes Modern

I first saw these great wicker shades on eco-designer Danny Seo's blog. Since then I've checked them out at Ikea, both in-store and in the catalog. While I'm not a huge wicker fan, these lamp shades have a cool shape, and the extra-gigantic size for the larger shades—you could fit yourself and a friend's heads and shoulders under one of them—definitely makes an unexpected statement.

While most wicker is bent by being soaked in diesel fuel, IKEA asked that these shades, which are sourced from Vietnam, instead be soaked in palm oil—better for the workers, and for the planet. The shades are currently available in-store and through the catalog, but not yet online.

What do you think about these lamp shades?

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beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
those things are ALL over the new catalogue! i can't wait to see them in person
davie-k davie-k 9 years
love the idea it would look so cozy!
Ejmcmis Ejmcmis 9 years
I think it's great the Ikea is doing that. But I still don't like wicker.
ltltw ltltw 9 years
I like these, especially if you have a beach house.
mcollazo mcollazo 9 years
I think that these would be great for patio lighting.
holysnap holysnap 9 years
I want this it's effing cucu like me.
misslarue misslarue 9 years
Not a fan of wicker, but they aren't horrible I guess.
MamaD MamaD 9 years
I had the same exact thing in the 80's in my kitchen over my table!!
ElleJay ElleJay 9 years
never knew about the diesel fuel thing...
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
I'm not a big wicker fan either but those would be cool in a beachy cottage.
demonkitty18 demonkitty18 9 years
I like them but i think they're a bit too big
chancleta chancleta 9 years
diesel fuel? really! yikes! scary!
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