Located at 223 East 58th Street, in the heart of New York City's "Design District”,  illumé is a "Shangri-La" inspired studio that specializes in fine quality, ready-made and custom lampshades and home accents for town and country. We are the last surviving lampshade and full-service workshop specializing in the repair, restoration, and customization of fine lighting.  With established roots in Connecticut and NYC, illumé has been servicing the interior design professionals and lighting enthusiasts since 1997.  We use traditional by-hand techniques to create fine quality lampshades and with over 26 years of experience, our reputation for excellence is time-tested and well deserved.  Quality is paramount and guaranteed.

The most extensive

in-stock selection in New York


custom possibilities


Lighting Workshop


MUST-HAVE LUXURY: Colored silk lampshades. The lampshade is something that looks dull and dated after about 10 years while your lamp may still be fabulous. Go to illumé and have at some fresh colors and shade designs.

Celerie Kemble, Interior Designer

A visit to illumé is most definitely an illuminating experience! Whether you’re in the market for new shades, need a repair or just a little inspiration, illumé will guide you to the light side with care and expertise!

Stacey Bewkes, Quintessence blog

My favorite source for finding the perfect ready-made or custom lampshade is illumé New York. Offering everything related to lamps, including specialty finials, antiques, candles, decorative lightbulbs and a lamp repair shop, it's truly a one-stop lamp emporium!  

Doreen Chambers, Interior Designer

Hand created, in - stock shades of every style and shape grace the walls. If you don't see what you need, they will create it for you.

Marisa Marcantonio, StyleBeat blog

Hand created, in - stock shades of every style and shape grace the walls. If you don't see what you need, they will create it for you.

Marisa Marcantonio, StyleBeat blog

In the USA, many companies can design custom luxury lampshades, but one stands out above all others, illumé in New York City. If you love the finest in luxury hand craftsmanship in lampshades, then you’ve found your workroom in illumé.

Leslie Hendrix Wood, Interior Designer

The workshop is attached to the main store, and it’s headed by creative genius Luca Allegra. He just knows how things should work and how to fix everything.

Jen Ortiz, New York Magazine

There is a new place to take your lamps for repair or to create something from scratch. Take a vase to make it into a lamp, get a piece rewired or completely overhauled. The old timey workshop at illumé will become your go to.

Marisa Marcantonio, StyleBeat blog

"God is in the details" and details are what it is all about at Illume. As a seasoned high-end Interior Designer, one looks to work with premier, innovated, like-minded creative individuals, I have found this in Illume Lampshades. Their staff, and particularly the proprietor Ron has a passion for design that spills over into the magnificently bespoke lampshades whether made of vintage 1950's Fashion patterns, gilt wallpaper, or the last yard of Kuzmer fabric. Illume will provide imaginative lampshades with the most amazing details (Scale, trims, fabrics, accessories, etc.). Illume not only produces incredible lampshade creations but Luca offers lighting solutions that can transform those antique European sconces to the U.S. code, he can repair the unrepairable, finds lighting solutions, thus allowing the designers to make their vision a reality. 

If you are looking for Meh, this is not your resource but if marvelous lampshades and lighting solutions are what you need then look no more.

Josi Morales, www.idesignluxury.com