Sometimes all we need is a break. Luckily, Jane of the label WERA JANE had the same thought when she took a break from her studies. She freed up her time and started a passion project: designing lampshades. She started the label WERA JANE in Leipzig, Germany, and launched beautiful, handmade lampshades made of Italian thread. The lampshades are hand-woven and have interesting shapes resembling old UFO-form lampshades from the 1970s. And everything is really handmade – from the welding of the frame to weaving the actual lampshade.
When I discovered WERA JANE on Instagram I was quickly attracted by the shapes and colours of her lampshades. I am particularly drawn to the earthy hues, dark greens and dark blues. Pendants have been on the forefront so far, but now Jane has launched a new collection of table lamps. I am a tiny bit in love with the model Silas.
Discovering young creatives who are brave and talented is a real joy when blogging. People who take the leap and fear not to let go of old habits and their comfort zone – that is mostly the magic when creating and launching a new label. If there is passion, you can feel it and see it in the products. And with WERA JANE you can definitely see the passion behind every one-of-a-kind lampshade.
The last question that lingers in my head is: Where would be the best place for Silas chez moi? Well let me think…and make your choice too. Better now then later as her lampshades are selling like hot cakes. Yum!
Photography via WERA JANE and Sarah Storch