​​​A group of Foss Lampshade Studios, Inc. employees from 1927-28, including Leonard and Ruby Foss (third and fourth from left, bottom row).


FOSSKIN. A new name for the oldest line of rawhide shades in America.

Ever since Leonard R. Foss introduced his line of sheepskin lampshades to America in 1929, they've been sharing the spotlight with a range of classic names in home furnishings, like Thomas Molesworth, Gustav Stickley, Marcel Breuer, Queen Anne and Louis XVI.

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​Indeed, our rawhide shades reflect the kind of timeless design and craftsmanship that transcend generations of style.

​Each of our custom crafted lampshades is made with the highest quality sheepskins available in the United States, to ensure maximum durability with minimum care.

​Today Marc Foss, third generation president, proudly carries on his grandfather's legacy of exacting standards that have made Foss lampshades an American standard​, stating, "The key to this business is that we were never bought and sold. Businesses that change hands get watered down and tend to fail because the philosophy of the original owner has been forgotten."