Anemone Lampshade




About: I am a product designer and jeweller from germany, and share a studio and shop with my partner east of munich. I did my degrees as a craftsman in germany and as a designer in germany and sweden, and try to u...

This is one of the 3D-Printed lamps I developed during my Master Project in sweden and sell in my own shop and studio in bavaria, germany. This version is optimized to be printed on any FDM-Printer, as all parts are easily adjusted with a flat side on the build platform. Furthermore this set is made for use on any available E14 light fixture, other than the version for my shop. Be sure to have a stable foot for the lamp, as the shade will weight about 250g.

Assembly is more or less self explanatory. The 96 round Tentactle-Ends should be superglued in the round holes on the big shade (not to your hands), and all is fixed to a E14-Socket with the connecting part. If the socket does not have a threading with fixing rings, just hotglue the connector to the socket before you set the shade on. Be sure to use a E14 LED Bulb with max 7 Watts and about 55mm diameter, otherwise you might melt the Plastic. Stay healthy!

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Step 1: Print the Files! Assemble the Parts!

You will need 1 of each files "Konnektor" as well as "10cm Schirm", and about 100 of "Tentakel".

I recommend printing the shade corpus with support, opening facing down. This way you will get the smooth surface on the outside. All other parts are made to be printed without support.

After cleaning the prints of strings and blobs, grab your Gel-Superglue and start glueing the Tentacles into the holes. You might check the geometries after printing, just to be sure. The Tentacles should not be too wobbly in the holes.

The connector has holes for attaching it with some M4-bolts and nuts to the rings on threaded E14-sockets. If those are missing, a bit of carefully applied hot-glue works as well. Make sure to use the glue on the inside of the shade, so it does not stay visible once you put the shade on the connector.

Enjoy your Anemonae-Lamp!

Please use this only for yourself, and not for commercial use. Visit my Website on or, as well as my facebook-feed.

If you like, watch a video about me and my work and ideas as designer on the next step! Thank you for sharing!

Step 2: The Future of Manufacturing?

In this video about my Master Project and my work I discuss the possibilities of 3D-Printing for production and some examples of my work in this regard. 10 minutes I hope worth watching! Enjoy!

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    5 Discussions


    4 years ago

    just ordered some glow in the dark PLA to print this :D

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    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Oh yeah, i've been thinking about that too for a while. Please upload some pictures when you're finished. Thanks for your interest!


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Nice video! Very powerful intro.

    And thank you for sharing your beautiful lamp. I'd love to see the materials list and a few build process shots, so I can better envision how to put the pieces together.

    Welcome to the Instructables community. I can't wait to see what you work on next!

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    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you! I will get busy working on some improvements on the documentation (providing documentation is actually my weakest side) this week, and add some more photos. As I am still setting up my studio quite some stuff is being lost in boxes and so on, but I will get there.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    This is a beautiful lampshade! Thank you for sharing the files here. I'm sure a lot of people will really enjoy making this. Awesome generosity!