The Light – How much light do you need and where should it be focused? Dark shades don't usually allow light to filter through while light shades do. If it's a reading lamp you'll want a fairly wide lampshade base so that you get plenty of light.
Belgian designer Agnès Emery looked to the slender shapes of antlers and branches for her Guéridon Trophée. The wrought-iron base supports a glazed terra-cotta top, which comes in 36 colors, including Chinese red, shown.