Sunday, October 30, 2011

16" Geometric

We recently completed a 16" Geometric shade for a client in Canada. The client requested deep red tone, and we made the shade in a rich, velvety red glass. The shade was mated with the Ribbed w/Arms base.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Bamboo Floor Base & Jeweled Feather Shade

This week we introduce a new floor base to our offerings - the Bamboo Jr. Floor Base. Made in our studio using molds taken from an original Tiffany Studios' example, the Bamboo Jr. Floor Base is lost wax cast in solid bronze.
The base starts at the floor resting on eight cushion feet tucked under the bronze disk. The bamboo spays out over the disk as a three dimensional openwork cage, gathering into a realistically detailed stem which moves upwards, ending in a three pronged split tripod to support the shade. The base has six lights.

We are showing the base with the 22" Bamboo shade. The lamp is capped with a reproduction Bamboo Cap, which completes the look of the piece. This base lends an exotic flair to any of our 22" shade designs, and works especially well with peony shades. The 25" Rose Bush or Roman shades also look great on this base, as do any of our 28" cone shades.

Also new to our showroom is a recently competed 16" Jeweled Feather shade. This abstract shade design has chunky pressed glass jewels at the top and ripple glass in the teardrop shaped pieces at the center of the lamp, resulting in a very textured lamp. We are showing the shade on the Small Stick base.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Inverted Chandelier Fixtures

We have had a run on chandelier fixtures lately. We have recently completed two pendant 7" Geometric shades to hang over a kitchen island, a ceiling flush mount 14" Geometric shade, and two inverted chandelier fixtures.

The first is a retrofit on a 22" Dogwood shade we created some years ago which was purchased by a local client. The client recently moved into a new home and decided to have the shade hung as an inverted chandelier fixture. This large fixture has a total length of 36" to hang from a 9' ceiling over a dining table.

The second is a 16" Woodbine shade which was commissioned by a couple in Maryland to hang over a table in their breakfast nook. The colors of the shade were chosen to be autumnal in flavor. The photo to the right shows one section of the lamp on our light table. Woodbine, or Virginia Creeper, turns fiery red in the fall, and this shade combines a stylized geometric honeycomb background with an abundance of lush foliage.

The ceiling in the area is 8' tall, and the fixture was made to be 25" in length. As with any inverted chandelier, the majority of the light is sent skyward to bounce off the ceiling and illuminate the room. This shade would work equally well on a table base. To the right we are showing the shade on the Mock Turtle base.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

16" Dragonfly

We have featured this 16" Dragonfly shade in a previous blog posting, but only recently completed this Pond Lily - Pottery & Bronze base. The base and shade perfectly compliment each other. The bronze portions for the Pond Lily base are created in our studio using molds taken from an original Tiffany Studios example, and represent one of the earliest lamp base designs offered by Tiffany Studios.

Created to our specifications by Ephraim Faience Pottery, the blue and purple glaze colors of the pottery insert mimic the colors of this lustrous shade. The red-eyed dragonflies skim the surface of this shimmering shade with its cool, watery tones of blue and green.

Monday, October 3, 2011

16" Geometric

Now that we've finished our September show at the State Fairgrounds, we're back to work on commissions and new pieces for our showroom.

This 16" Geometric w/Triangles is a recently completed lampshade, shown here on the Vial base. This shade features heavily mottled glass in a forest green and smokey gray blue. The shade is currently available at our studio.