We dig surf culture, the ocean, and design. Inspired by the countless number of varying patterns and colors in board shorts and a desire to reduce textile waste we endeavored to create a hip, unique, and eco-friendly lamp. BoardShades was started in the summer of 2011 by Southern California entreprenuer Grant Turck in Venice, California, the birthplace of surfing in the Continental U.S.

BoardShades are made entirely from discarded board shorts hand-selected from local thrift stores for their eye-catching patterns and colors. Hand-selection also ensures every BoardShade we make is truly a unique and one-of-a-kind handmade creation. We take great pride in the fact no two BoardShades are alike.

Currently available as pendant lights or table lamps, every BoardShade lamp is heat resistant and water proof making them ideal for use both outside and indoors. Each BoardShade light contains high standard components that are tight and secured making the lamp stern, safe and long lasting.