Preliminary sketches for the lampshade started in 2010, with the launch of the first prototypes at the Salone Satellite in Milan in 2011. In 2012, the Nectar Lampshade received two awards at the Australian International Furniture Fair in Sydney, Best Commercial Product and Best Green Product Award. The feedback on the Nectar lampshade has been fantastic, with solid sales continuing.
The initial vision was to use a natural wool felt for the shade, however the discovery of Vertiface® from Autex’s Interior Acoustics range proved to be very exciting because of the recycled nature of the material and the acoustic properties. Using sophisticated CAD modelling, combined with traditional craft knowledge and hands on exploration, the form and unique method of making the lampshade developed.