Hello. I’m Tola Laseinde is the designer/maker behind the award-winning vibrant lampshades, homeware & gifts all made by hand from my home-studio in Letchworth, Hertfordshire.
My African inspired handcrafted lampshades are my signature & best-selling products. They seem to be gaining quite a reputation, slowly becoming a movement (in my head). I tend to seek out eye-catching African inspired design prints which may be bold, geometric, retro, tribal, botanical, mid-century modern or even geeky too! They are certainly a quick & easy way to inject splashes of colour into your spaces.
At the moment I’m obsessed with giving my lampshades alternative linings on the inside like metallic gold or bronze as well as transparent ones too.
I love commissions, special projects, collaborations, especially partnering with interior designers /stylists, property developers, home-stagers & architects. I also work with Film Sets & Stage Designers.
I am a lampshade tutor too and host lampshade making workshops.
You can find me at the world famous Greenwich Market on Sundays (not everyone though) where I have a “pop-up-shop/stall”.
I also sell in person at well curated handmade craft fairs & markets especially at the run up to Christmas.