The lesson of the Moth.
"I was talking to a moth the other evening
he was trying to break into an electric light bulb
and fry himself on the wires" By Don Marquis, in "archy and mehitabel," 1927
Look & Feel
This lampshade is folded with utmost precision out of one piece of special Butterfly paper.
The strong folds play with the light.
The lamp gives smooth, cozy light. It is very suitable for above the dining table for everyday use or for use in your living room, bedroom or nursery.
The lampshade fits around a standard energy-saving lightbulb or LED lightbulb.
We recommend a LED lightbulb which is better for nature because there is no mercury in LED lightbulbs.
The dimensions of this lampshade are:
- 20 cm / 7,9 inch height;
- 20 cm / 7,9 inch diameter.
The dimensions of the textile cord:
- 3 meter / 118 inch length
The length of the cord can be shortened without cutting the cord by using the ceiling cup.
What kind of lightbulb?
All the lampshades are CE certified in order to comply with the latest European safety standards.
These lampshades are for use with an energy-saving lightbulb or LED lightbulb only.
You can find these in any supermarket.
If you use an energy-saving lightbulb of maximum 11 Watt, then it's completely safe to use our lampshades. Compared to the lightbulbs that you are probably used to, an energy-saving lightbulb of 11 Watt is the same as an old lightbulb of 60 Watt.
The lampshades are perfect for use with energy-saving lightbulbs because the lampshades make the light warmer, more natural and cosy.
The colored paper has a stunning coloring effect on the light.
All of our models are delivered with a porcelain socket, textile cord of 3 meter length and user manual. They come in a high quality carboard box.
This listing is for 1 lampshade
We usually ship within 7 days after receiving the payment. See our shop policies for further information.
The lampshade is very easy to install. Just get it out of the box and slide it over your energy-saving lightbulb. It will sit perfectly on top of the socket, thanks to the folds on the inside of the lampshade.
Visit our shop on Etsy for more smart foldable shades.
Or follow the process of making more lamps at
Thanks to Act Productions here is a beautiful picture of our new model ‘Moth’ in white and pink.
On the picture are some other products that we like: a Bench ‘Lala’ from Alki (&-design shop), ceramics of Lenneke Wispelwey.
3-5 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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When your order has been shipped, you will receive a tracking ID so you can check the shipping status on the internet.
It is good practice to keep an eye on the tracking info.
We will also do this for you.
If possible we would like to ask you to also provide your telephone number with your order. The mail delivery service can use your phone number in case it is not possible to deliver your order. The mail service can then make a new appointment for delivery.
In case you live in a building that has an entry code for delivery of the mail, please provide us with the entry code of your building.
If your package has not been delivered within 21 days, please contact us. In that case there is possibly a problem with the mail delivery.
Custom orders welcome! Please contact us and tell us your wishes.
Customizations that we can do are special colors for the cord or lampshade.
If you need a custom lamp for an interior design project, we also offer custom sizes and custom graphic designs to be printed on the lampshade.
Sometimes we even design with different materials than paper.
We generally don't offer lampshades with another folding design than the lamps in our collection, but we are always open for good ideas.
Lampshades to Europe come complete with a porcelain E27 socket.
For customers in the US and Canada we supply a cable with a E26 light-bulb socket that is compatible with US standards and is UL listed.
Our standard E27 socket is compatible for all countries, except the United States, Canada, part of South America, part of Japan, Saudi Arabia.
If you are not sure if our socket is compatible with your country, you can choose the option 'without cord set'. This will calculate the costs for the lampshade only.
Also, we are happy to help you out if you need help in finding a nice porcelain socket that's suitable to use in your country.
You can choose the option 'without cord set' to get the price for the lampshade without the cord set.
Only the Klimoppe wall fixture has a plug at the end of the cord.
For the pendant lamps, the cord needs to be hard-wired to the ceiling. Or you can fit a plug yourself.
We also supply to wholesale and interior design projects.
Please contact us if you want to use our products for wholesale or interior design projects.
The origami clocks that we sell are a popular gift for 1st anniversaries.
Please let us know if you have an urgent order that you need to arrive before your anniversary date and if time is short. We can then look for you if this is possible.
UPS express delivery is available for most of the higher priced items in our shop. If it is available for the item that you want to order, you will see this option during checkout.
Otherwise, please contact us.
May 2, 2020
Nice design, smaller than expected
Jun 5, 2018
Nov 8, 2015
Love it and it fits perfectly in the hallway !
Nov 26, 2014
Beautifully made, perfectly functioning, easy to install. Makes me happy every time I look at it. Nelianna is the most patient and cheerful person on Etsy and helped me greatly with the installation instructions. I'm coming back for more!!
Jul 6, 2013
the lamp is so pretty, very cooperative seller and super fast shipping.. thank you so much!