"Rawhide Lampshades built to last a Lifetime"
A Brief History of Bernstrom Designs LLC
Dave began braiding fine rawhide and leather horse gear in 1984. Within a few years, after building the first lampshade frame jigs, Bernstrom Designs was launched, and has to date, shipped tens of thousands of rawhide lampshades throughout the U.S., Canada and recently, Europe.
We manufacture our own frames using cold rolled steel and can build just about any size shade or diffuser with a round or square top and bottom.
We use only top grain rawhide from domestic cattle since it is much stronger than rawhide from goat or sheep. We can produce colors and a look only possible with rawhide. Our shades are finished with a penetrating lifetime sealant. We use no oil. Oil is an enemy of rawhide. Since rawhide is un-tanned, oil breaks down the fibers and slowly weakens the rawhide.
We recommend simply vacuming with a brush attachment and wiping with a damp cloth.
At Bernstrom Designs we strive to serve our customers down to the last detail.
We believe our happy clients are the cornersone of what has kept us in business for 3 decades.
Whether it's one shade or hundreds you need, we are capable and willing to serve you.