About Zamm Lights & founder Anna Leydon

I design and create contemporary hand crafted lamps and lampshades under my brand name Zamm Lights.

Zamm Lights has a a range of lampshades and table lamps that are silkscreen printed with iconic New Zealand foliage and native bird designs.

My latest creation is a collection of lampshades crafted from beautiful imported designer wallpapers. These lampshades have tiny perforations that follow the pattern of the paper and add a unique lighting effect.

Zamm Lights has lampshades that can be hung from the ceiling and others that will fit onto most lamp bases. A feature of my lampshades is that they flat pack for easy transportation or postage in a slim box. We deliver all around the world.

Do come and visit Zamm Lights on Wednesday through to Sunday from 11am until 3 pm at our seaside gallery, Boatshed 3, Waterfront Walkway, Frank Kitts Park , Wellington City.  

My Story

I live on the hills above Lyall Bay, Wellington, New Zealand, with my husband, daughter and our labradoodle dog, Molly. I get inspiration for my designs from the every changing landscape of Wellington’s nearby wild south coast.

My lamp adventure began five years ago when I couldn't find the right lampshades for our home and decided to make some myself. I soon fell in love with the process of designing and creating.

The journey has been exciting, and included opening a small gallery on the waterfront in Wellington, fitting out a 5 star Wellington hotel with my lampshades in every guest’s room and selling my lamps to people from all over the world from my gallery and market stalls..

It is wonderful to create something that is both useful and beautiful. I love the way my lamps can add such a lovely ambiance to any space or provide a cosy warm glow to a home in the gloom of winter.

It gives me a lot of pleasure when people tell me they love my lamps and that my creations look gorgeous in their homes!