Thursday, January 18, 2018

Lamp of the Week: 25" Rose Bush

This 25" Rose Bush shade was created as a showroom piece in 2005 and is now in a local collection. The lush red roses are highlighted with yellow, purple and white. The blue background glass for the lamp was created at Century Studios. The shade is shown on the Arc base.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Scarab Lamp

Tiffany Studios adapted the Egyptian scarab beetle motif into many interesting objects such as ink wells, stamp boxes, wall sconces, jewelry and this striking Scarab Table Lamp. In ancient Egypt, the scarab symbolized rebirth, transformation, and resurrection which is why they are often depicted in many ways within tombs.

This petite accent lamp is only 9" tall and 6" wide, yet it commands your attention when you see it in person. The lamp consists of a one piece iridescent green glass shade in the shape of a scarab beetle that is supported by a pair of arms rising from a circular base. This example was commissioned by a local client.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Lamp of the Week: 20" Acorn

The generous proportions of the 20" Acorn shade give this lamp a commanding presence. The "acorn" pattern was originally designed as a "leaf border", but the nut inspired moniker has become the accepted name for this pattern. Commissioned by a client in Louisiana in 2011, the shade uses heavily mottled green glass for the upper and lower geometric sections. The green background on the decorative band is slightly lighter in tone and the acorns are a rich amber. The shade is shown on the Decorated Library base.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

22" Peony

We are starting 2018 with a burst of color! This week we completed the first lamp of the new year, a 22" Peony shade that we began during the holiday season. Blending together a delicious mix of glass in saturated colors and textures, this shade is a veritable feast for the eyes.
The 22" Peony shade has a bold design aesthetic that calls for skillful glass selection. Towards the top of this shade the flowers blend from a lightly textured fuchsia into striated reds and lush purples. The flower colors are supported by a shifting background that includes mottled, streaky, and fracture glass in mixed tones of deep blue and green highlighted with amber, purple, red, and fuchsia. The intensely rippled deep green border rows towards the bottom of the shade underscore the colors and various textures found throughout the shade.

When experiencing a lamp in person, it is exciting to experience how your eye blends colors together at a distance that are distinctly individual when viewed close up. This is the same visual experience one has when viewing an Impressionist painting.

Over the years at Tiffany Studios, the 22" Peony pattern was subtly changed several times. This popular shade has three distinct variations, plus a forth "elaborate" version. At Century Studios, we offer both versions with the double lower borders (there is a third version with three borders) and the 22" Elaborate Peony shade. This lamp was commissioned by a client in the Chicago area and is shown on the Twisted Vine base.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Welcome 2018

Welcome 2018!
Century Studios will resume regular business hours today. 

The 22" Turtleback Turban shade on the Arc base was created in 2008 as a showroom lamp and is now in a private collection in Chicago.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Studio Hours

Century Studios is closed for the Holidays
We will resume regular business hours
on Tuesday January 2


Thursday, December 21, 2017

Lamp of the Week: 20" Poppy

The 20" Poppy shade is one of the most popular Tiffany Studios shade designs. The shade can be created in any color scheme and filigree on both the leaves and flower centers give the shade a unique appearance. We created this shade as a showroom piece over 25 years ago using Lins glass. The shade is shown on the Twisted Vine base. This lamp is in a private collection.