mardi 21 février 2012

Koushi

LA Koushi Lamp... on ne la présente plus... beaucoup en rêvent... structure bambou... structure métal... certains même la fabriquent... LA mienne est prévue pour notre nouvelle maison après l'été... 
The Koushi Lamp... We have seen it for long now... many are dreaming of it... bambou base, ou wire frame... some others are even diying it... Mine is planned fot our next home, at summertime...

Pinned ImageKarine l'a fait... chouette effet dans le superbe salon blanc de sa maison "victorienne" au Sud est de London
Karine did it alreaday in her gorgeous home in London
Vous oseriez? Would you go through this experience?
The above photo from Artilleriet in Sweden provided visual inspiration for my project. Schooley's petite lamp measures 18 by 24 inches, but I started with something smaller in mind. Below are my instructions for a 12-by-12-inch lamp; adjust the measurements accordingly for a larger lamp.
On l'adore cette lampe... We really love this Lamp

Voici qq explications / Here are some explanations

Matériel / Materials
Instructions
  • Découper 3 morceaux de fil de fer d' 1,15m. Faire 3 cercles grossiers en les reliant aux extrémités par un pli en forme de crochet à l'aide de la pince / Cut three 45-inch long pieces of steel wire. Make three separate hoops by linking each piece of wire into an oval shape. Connect the two ends by folding the wire into small hooks; pull the wire taut with pliers.
  • Mesurer et couper 4 morceaux de fil de fer de 50cm - ils serviront a assembler les 3 cercles. Commencer par replier l'une de ces "tiges" autour du cercle du bas. Renouveler l'opération avec les 3 autres tiges.Vous avez la structure. Repérez vous avec la photo ci dessus pour assembler toutes les pieces
    • Next, measure and cut four 20-inch pieces of wire —these will serve to connect the three hoops. Starting with one 14-inch piece, wrap the wire around the lower hoop and work up through the other two. Repeat with the other three until you've created the frame—refer to the above photograph as you connect the pieces together.
  • Pour consolider la structure, et éviter que les tiges ne glissent le long des cercles, resserrez un petit bout de fil de fer autour de chaque point de jonction. Ensuite, couper un morceau de 45cm et assembler sur le cercle de dessus en guise de "poignée" / To secure the frame and keep the wires from sliding around, use a one-inch piece of wire to wrap around each joint. Next, cut 18 inches of wire and connect to the top oval to serve as the lamp's handle.
  • Prendre le morceau de tissu et le coudre une fois entouré autour de la structure. Le coudre autour du cercle du haut pour commencer. Tirer le tissu pour le tendre jusqu'en bas et coudre enfin autour du cercle du bas / Take 1.25 yards of cotton voile (a sheer cotton that will give the lamp an ethereal feel) and sew the fabric around the frame with cotton thread. Connect the fabric along the top oval first; work down to the other two in order to pull the fabric taut around the frame.
  • Faire un noeud avec le tissu qui pend, le recouper s'il est trop long, et le ganser avec la corde. Installer ensuite le cordon électrique Hemma selon les instructions de la notice IKEA / Gather the remaining fabric and tie into a knot. Hang the Hemma cord according to Ikea's instructions.
What you'll need to make the Koushi Lamp.
The finished product.
Et voici le produit fini... par Alexa 
Here is the finished product by Alexa

An aerial view of the finished project.
Et sa vue aérienne... An aerial view of the finished project. (diy via remodelista)

credit photos © Mark Eden Shooley, Pinterest, Bodie&Fou, Remodelista


Et si vous vous lancez fidèle lecteurs, Merci de m'envoyer vos photos-Koushi!
And if you do it dear readers, please send me your Koushi-pics!

8 commentaires:

  1. Fantastic - I love this lamp and have been looking for a DIY - thanks for sharing sweetie, and have a lovely day,
    Axxx

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  2. I love this lamp and really want to make it! Thank you so much for your comments on my blog :)
    Bonne journée!
    Hege

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  3. :) my coffee table.. I will change it, but I am looking for an old apple box or something that I can put wheels on.. :) Thanks for the tip and you're right! have a great day! Hege

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  4. Lau-I LOVE your blog SO much!! Congratulations-I will read it often. Your pinterest is so great too!

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    1. great thanks Caroline... i'm not very often here for the moment... but it's the beginning of a new part of me... although very encouraging to read you today!! A très vite!

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  5. Thank you so much! I hope it will work.. Maybe I need a lot more in French.. we'll see. Have a great weekend! Hege x

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  6. Ah, I was going to write "It's an easy DIY", and then I see you've already figured it out! Clever girl. /Lisbeth

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