New Label with Wow Factor: WERA JANE

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WERA JANE, lampshades, handmade, German design, lighting, woven lampshades

WERA JANE, lampshades, handmade, German design, lighting, woven lampshades

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.

WERA JANE, lampshades, handmade, German design, lighting, woven lampshades

WERA JANE, lampshades, handmade, German design, lighting, woven lampshades

WERA JANE, lampshades, handmade, German design, lighting, woven lampshades

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.

WERA JANE, lampshades, handmade, German design, lighting, woven lampshades

WERA JANE, lampshades, handmade, German design, lighting, woven lampshades

WERA JANE, lampshades, handmade, German design, lighting, woven lampshades

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.

WERA JANE, lampshades, handmade, German design, lighting, woven lampshades

WERA JANE, lampshades, handmade, German design, lighting, woven lampshades

WERA JANE, lampshades, handmade, German design, lighting, woven lampshades

WERA JANE, lampshades, handmade, German design, lighting, woven lampshades

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

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  • Reply Elena +deco February 23, 2018 at 15:03

    I would like to see them lit to see how much light they create…

    • Reply Igor February 26, 2018 at 11:13

      You can see them lit on the website in their video. It looks very cosy and warm!

      • Reply elena +deco March 1, 2018 at 16:03

        They do realise a warm light, you are right!

  • Reply Dave February 23, 2018 at 17:02

    Tolle Entdeckung! Sehr schöne Leuchten und klasse mir dem Handmade Look. Mir würde davon eine ganze Traube in unterschiedlichen Grössen und Farben am besten gefallen. Happy Weekend und Grüsse aus der Schweiz. Dave

    • Reply Igor February 26, 2018 at 11:13

      Danke Dir Dave! Ja so als Traube wäre das natürlich mega! Wenn man Platz und Geld hat hahahaha.

  • Reply Patricia March 5, 2018 at 18:39

    Original design by Ana Kras, 2013?!

    • Reply Igor March 5, 2018 at 23:53

      I wrote about Ana’s work already in 2012: https://happyinteriorblog.com/happily-ever-after-designer-ana-kras/

    • Reply Amber October 4, 2018 at 05:53

      Originally these were also made long ago as well as in the mid century by Danish designers and I am sure others. So it’s all work inspired by the work of others. Not original to Ana or 2013.

      • Reply Igor October 4, 2018 at 09:08

        Interesting Patricia, thanks for the insight. Like many designs today, hardly anything is ‘original as in unseen’. Most designs have been around and are being reinterpreted nowadays. It’s good that young designers revive those ideas from past times.

  • Reply Luna November 9, 2018 at 21:07

    come on! also her drawings are copied from Ana Kras. It’s one thing to get inspired but the steel the whole way of presentation, the spirit of somebody, it’s so shameless! I’m shocked and sad.

    • Reply Igor November 13, 2018 at 10:42

      Hi Luna! Thank you for your opinion. However, I do not share your shock and sadness. I adore Ana Kras and I wrote several times about her and her work on my blog. I think sometimes it is even a compliment for an artist to see others take on their inspiration in a certain way. I also believe that there is enough space for more than one artist doing similar products – why? Because how few of us would have such a lovely lampshade if they were only made by Ana! I hope you get my point and I am always happy to support young creatives here on Happy Interior Blog. As well as affirmed artists like Ana.

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