Sunday, March 18, 2018

12" Geometric

This 12" Geometric shade, with its color shift from green at the top to cobalt blue at the bottom, perfectly compliments the Chinese base. In person, the colors shift evenly but the digital camera creates a light bulb "hot spot" for the photograph. This accent lamp was commissioned by a client in Canada.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Lamp of the Week: 18" Cobewb

The 18" Cobweb shade is an early Tiffany Studios shade design. Only three original examples of this pattern are known to exist. The shade is faceted with six flattened areas, each of which contain a spider's web. Cast metal branch work forms the irregular lower edge of the shade. The painstaking custom glass mosaic work on the Wheat Mosaic Base was executed at our studio specifically to compliment this shade. The lamp was made in the early 1990's and is now in a private local collection.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

18" Alamander

The Alamander (also called Allamander and Allamanda) is a warm climate plant native to South and Central America which grows as a large flowering shrub. In the wild, Alamander is often found near streams and ponds and is a fast growing, sometimes invasive plant. It is often called "Golden Trumpet" even though cultivated varieties can have white or purple flowers.

We recently started this 18" Alamander shade as a showroom piece, but a local client stopped by the studio and purchased the shade while it was under construction. The shade blends together deep orange, amber and yellow flowers against a backdrop of purple and blue that is tinged with yellow. The green leaves and stems enliven the rich tones of the background, playing off  the border rows at the top and bottom of the shade. The completed shade is shown on the elegant Library base.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Studio Hours

Century Studios will be closed
Thursday March 8 through Monday March 12
We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday March 13.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

20" Waterlily

Commissioned by a client in Wisconsin as a chandelier fixture, this 20" Waterlily shade is shown on the Bump base. The rippled glass used for the water was made by the Chicago Art Glass company in the 1990's.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Lamp of the Week: 30" Lotus Blossom Chandelier

With its lush flowers and large saucer shaped leaves, the Lotus plant inspired many lamps, windows and fancy goods created by Tiffany Studios. The 30" Lotus Blossom Chandelier is one of the largest reproduction Tiffany lamps we make at Century Studios. This example, created in 2011 as a showroom piece and now in a private local collection, required sensitive, yet bold glass choices. The six chain fixture and irregular lower border on the shade give the piece a commanding presence.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

16" Apple Blossom

The 16" Apple Blossom is an elegant design with a strong Asian influence. Tree branches move diagonally across the shade bearing leaves and flowers in full bloom. The dramatically blended amber & green glass chosen for the body of the shade provides a lush backdrop for the delicate pink-tinged flower petals. The shade is shown on the Bump base. This shade was made as a showroom piece and is now in a private collection.