Belmont Studio

Auckland 0622, NZ




Tel: (+64) (0)21-0249-7428

Oscuro NZ continues the craft of handmaking bespoke lampshades, creating contemporary or classical designs to order, for both commercial and residential customers nationwide.


Existing favourite lampshades or family heirlooms can be recovered, as well as new creations. We welcome your one shade project or multiple.

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Latest News

Latest  News

October 28, 2019

With just one more lampshade making class happening in 2019, I have to say it has been a learning curve for me but a great one :)

Such wonderful fun and interesting people I've met, awesome fabrics brought along and always a great feeling to see smiles of proud delight as people take their creations home with them.

Having been asked a few times about lining their shades and also making tapered or empire lampshades, I've decided to go ahead and all new classes are added to the website to book easily


New DIY lampshade making kits have now been added to the website too to include the tapered or empire shades. They make great presents,are generous with the implements included unlike other kits out there.

You can order them by visiting the shop online.

In addition to this the latest update is that we are supplying components separately if you are confident enough and wanting to make a larger shade yourself!  Take a look on the online shop.

Of course we a...

August 1, 2019

So...why choose Oscuro to make new or remake your lampshades?

I can think of a few things:

  • It's a family NZ business

  • It's been around with different owners for many many years and all those skills have been handed down.

  • We know our stuff!

  • You will always receive a friendly personal service

  • We have accounts with most of the designer fabric houses and can help you make the right choices to blend or stand out from your decor.

  • We value new designs but equally revamping old lampshades, retro's as well as vintage victorian soft curvy shades


If you are looking for great service and have a project needing some direction,

contact Claire for an appointment before the Spring rush.


June 24, 2019

S H A K I N G   T H I N G S   U P

The fringe trend is back and shakes up the glamour in interior decor even more alongside the appetite for velvet & silks. Our appetite for luxe and texture continues and adding the fringing give a flirty movement and flapper girl Art Deco flair!

For lighting this really EXCITES us. Adding layers of fringing to simplistic drum shades or the resurgence in curves and femininity revamping or designing new regency and tiffany lampshades really is up our street. It always has been and fortunately the skills, perserverance and creativity passed down the ranks within Oscuro means we welcome these projects.

Made properly they last and last for years to come so it is worth the investment and give a WOW factor to the room.

BIG in Europe decor, there are lots of trimmings and fringes available and we have a growing selection available.

Watch this space for the offering of custom colour match fringing to suit too.

Don't throw away old lampshades like these...

March 31, 2019

We're not complaining, it has been a really busy couple of months and we've delivered some really interesting large projects for commercial customers as well as individuals.  Check out the gallery where some of them have been catalogued.  My favourites have been a really huge tapered drum shade intricately 'dressed' by the very talented  botanical stylist Annie O and also an array of dusky pink hexagonal stretched shades which are heading for a retail outlet in Tauranga.

But equally fulfilling has been the making of bright floral shades, feminine tiffany stretched shades with ornate beading, delicate handmade paper shades and one special request to turn an adorned tapestry into a lampshade to remember a mother.

Lampshade making kits have been selling and our lovely friends at Martha's Fabrics in Newmarket has become our first stockist. Check them out here.

A second successful drum shade making class went well with the next one being held on Sunday May 19th, 10-12.30am. If you fa...

March 3, 2019

It's been a fine Sunday morning meeting 5 lovely individuals at our first drum lampshade making class down at Lake House Arts Centre today.

Such variation in fabric choices and everyone got a buzz out of going home with a finished product, made entirely by them :)

Next class on 31st March is almost full, 2 spots left and 4 spots left for the May date...if you feel the need for a morning of craft then give it a go and book here!

February 19, 2019

 So you want to add some pizazz to your home...or your workplace...?  Why be boring? Why play it safe?

Some of us might not be able to quite bring ourselves to wallpaper an entire wall or even afford to reupholster...? But you can still add that punch of drama by using those images and colour onto a lampshade or a cushion!  Now that's a compromise :)

And some of us want the whole kit and kaboodle...we want the wallpaper, the couch, the cushions AND the lampshade!  And that's okay too in some eclectic interiors.

We have some groovy ideas for fabrics and papers or bring us yours and we can make the magic happen....custom made lampshades....any shape, any size, any style...YOUR style!

Keep watching the gallery for more ideas of projects undertaken or check out our instagram

A few bargains to be had as we clear our sample stocks of cushions, shades and quirky bases. Take a peek or just go ahead and contact Claire for a quote.

February 3, 2019

 If you aren't able to attend a class with me and want to try your hand at making your own drum lampshade, you can now buy one of our kits :)  Ranging from 7" - 14" diameters available.

Makes a great gift too for someone creative.  Includes everything needed plus easy to follow instructions. All you will need is your fabric.  Soon to be added to the store or email us at to order your size now.  

Prices start from $46 +postage (within NZ only)

January 30, 2019

It's been a while coming but rolling out some Sunday classes for you to make your very own small drum lampshades :)

Venue currently at the lovely and well positioned (for those from over the bridge) spot, The Lake House Arts Centre, Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna.  No experience required. 

Contact me if you are interested in booking a class and further details will follow.

First dates upcoming 3rd & 31st March


December 28, 2017

Opening of our online store

September 8, 2017

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