Florentia Lamps and Custom Shades, was established by Klari Sillo in 2001 and is located in Norwalk, CT.  Kari’s vision and inspiration reflect her love of fabric, fashion, history, culture and her belief that spectacular shades make a statement of their own.

Klari brings an appreciation for color, design and her extensive experience working with the finest fabrics to every project from planning through completion. Her Couture work reflects who she is and the passion she brings to every project.

Florentia Lamps and Custom Shades can be seen in many of the finest Connecticut and New York homes. They are created in limited quantities due to their unique designs, quality workmanship and fine details.

My Background

When I meet people for the first time they often ask:

Where Are You From?

I often joke and say – Boston! – Because I do have an accent – But I am from Pecs, in the southern region of Hungary. I am part Hungarian and part Croatian.

Where Did You Learn to Sew?

I graduated from Tarr Imre Industrial Trade school in Pecs-Hungary. I studied sewing and garment leather design from 1989-1992. While at school I worked for Hunor, Inc. honing my skills making leather cloth for markets in Italy and throughout Europe. I have continued my work in the USA where I was honored to make lampshades for Naomi di Gavriel, Lamps and Shades Ltd.New Canaan CT.