Hello, I’m Tola Laseinde the designer/maker behind Detola and Geek, the award winning home and lifestyle brand. I make my own range of unique statement lampshades, homeware & gifts infused with African vibes. I currently work from my home-studio based in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire.
My handcrafted lampshades are my signature & best-selling products & are gaining quite a reputation, slowly becoming a movement. I tend to seek out eye-catching African inspired design prints which may be bold, geometric, retro, tribal, botanical, mid-century modern or even geeky too! They are certainly a quick & easy way to inject splashes of colour into your spaces
At the moment I’m obsessed with giving my lampshades a twist by using gold, bronze, silver, champagne or transparent linings. I also make ones using two different fabrics.
I love commissions, special projects & collaborations, especially partnering with interior designers/stylists, property developers, home-stagers, architects etc. I also work with film set & stage designers.
I am also a lampshade tutor and love hosting lampshade making workshops. They are also an alternative corporate "team-building" activity. Please get in touch if you are an organisation that is interested in booking me.
I sell in person at well curated handmade craft fairs & markets as well as host "Pop Up Shops" in corporate offices.