Thirty years ago, I began re-covering lampshades. In 1987 I created Strassels Lampshades,etc., a small retail company. Over the years, I began to re-structure my shop to include my own designs . Eventually, I eliminated all other lines as I became frustrated with the lack of quality even among the top quality lines. Bad seams, glued on trims and poor quality materials ( especially the linings) all contributed to this decision. A quality shade should last 30 years or more, be fully washable, and even repairable. My shades are all of the above and more. My specialty is designing a shade for your lamp and room.
— John Christian