Lamp Shades at the Oscars

Lamp Shades at the Oscars

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Regina Yunghans
Mar 8, 2010

It's about the last place we would expect to find cozy, warm-glowing lamp shades. But the glamorous stage set of last night's Academy Awards ceremony did indeed feature an unlikely wall of yellow glowing lamp shades.

Lamps featured throughout the rest of the theater, too. Sprinkled throughout the seating area, small table lamps faded from warm golden light to cooler blues.

For us, lamp shades conjure up images of home: living rooms, reading nooks, and intimate bedsides. Do you think the shades used throughout the Oscars set were meant to introduce that homey vibe? Let us know what you thought about the juxtaposition of cozy comfort with unbridled glitz.

And for more on the designer of the Oscars set, David Rockwell, visit the Rockwell Group website.

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