The Art of Lighting Fixtures

A personal gallery of the most beautiful lighting fixtures available online.

August 31, 2005

Gothic Lampshades

Here is an elegant gothic candlestick style table lamp. The shades are mini provincial oval shaped, ombre dyed red into copper and rust. The lamp is over twenty inches tall. These 'ornate gothic heraldic shield' table lamps are available from Kathleen Caid's Antique Artistry in Los Angeles. They are priced at $3,210 for a pair.

Caid creates beautiful period lighting fixtures. Her work is available in a few stores in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York and more recently in some high-end furnishing stores throughout the U.S.

Check out more of these unique and gorgeous lighting fixtures at Kathleen Caid's Antique Artistry website.

August 26, 2005

Handmade Elegant Lampshades

Shades of Elegance is based in Cheshire, UK and has been designing elegant and high quality lampshades for many years. Check out their online gallery of some of their finest work here.

You can give them fabric that you've already selected, or they can recommend the fabric to you. Their fabrics are very high quality and include opulent silk dupions, luxury brocades, embroidered and handprinted silks and faux suedes and linen.

Their trimmings are also very special and include rich fringing and tassels, unique handmade glass beading and decorative braids.

August 21, 2005

Handforged Iron Lamp

Here is the beautiful Iron Scroll Lamp from the people at Paso Robles Ironworks. I love the elegant lamp stand but the lamp shade could be improved on.

Paso Robles Ironworks specializes in making the finest drapery rods. But they also have other products including this handforged iron scroll lamp on a hammered iron dish. They are located in Paso Robles California and ship their products internationally.

August 18, 2005

Greek Lantern - Iron Forged

Here is a stunning lantern. It's available from the people at Iron Elegance and it's called the Multicolor Greek Lantern.

The frame is a unique teardrop shape. The frame is created first, and the glass is hot blown into the iron frame. It is ten inches in diameter and fourteen inches tall. Cost is $79.00

Iron Elegance is based in Madison, Ohio. They have a very professional website. They have established import relationships with the most skilled iron workers in the world, specifically in the eastern European towns of Kropa, Gyor, and the region of Transylvania.

Check out their website at Iron Elegance.

August 17, 2005

Wrought Iron Porch Chandelier

Here is a beautiful porch chandelier handmade by the people at Black Mountain Iron Works. It is three feet in diameter. Cost is $1,200.

Black Mountain Iron Works specialize in hand forged wrought iron items. In addition to several classic choices for chandeliers and other lights, doors, railings and gates they also design custom work.

August 12, 2005

Hand-made paper lamps

The elegant wall scone you see pictured here is a hand-made paper scone crafted by the people at Ambient Art Lamps.

Ambient Art creates paper table and floor lamps, scones and pendants.

The decorative paper on the outside of their lamps is protected with sturdier paper underneath to give it strength. They use wood for the bases and structures rather than metal or plastic. Only non-toxic materials are used to protect the wood. The paper used for their lamps is handmade paper from Thailand and other Indonesian countries. Each sheet is a unique work of art.

The bulbs used are primarily candelabra style, smaller than the usual household light bulb. These are the kind of lights typically used in night lights or chandelier style fixtures and they are available at between 7 to 40 watts.

The wall scone pictured here is about 16 inches tall. Price is $65 (or $59 with more than one order).

The lamps are perfect for soothing mood lighting. Check them out.

August 07, 2005

Glass Table Lamp

This is a breath-taking glass table lamp produced by Veste Glass in the Czech Republic.

Veste Glass is known for their crystal chandeliers and other handmade glass products.All of their artists have graduated from the famous Czechoslovak School of Arts.
See more of their glass lighting products here.

August 01, 2005

Tin Lanterns are Back in Style

Tin Lanterns

Tin lanterns are back in style. The Backwoods Tin Shop can't keep up with demand. There is a six week backlog for their orders.

They have been making hand made items from tin, copper and stainless steel since 1994.

They make their products with a few small forming machines that were typically used in the 18th century. Their products are reproductions of tin lanterns from the Early American Colonial Period.

"The individual pieces are formed and then hand soldered together making each finished piece unique. No two are exactly the same."

Check out the Backwoods Tin Shop for some very cool tin lanterns for your cottage or log cabin.

The image above is "Tin Lanterns" by Susan Clickner and the image of the tin lantern on the right is a unique item from the Backwoods Tin Shop.