Saturday, September 26, 2015

2015 Arts & Crafts Show

Our booth is set for the 16th Annual Arts & Crafts Show at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The show is held in the Progress Center Saturday Sept 26 from 9:00 - 5:00, and on Sunday from 11:00 - 4:00.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

16" Snowball

At Century Studios, we occasionally get asked to create a pair of shades that will be displayed in the same space. Commissioned by a client in Michigan, we recently completed a pair of 16" Snowball shades which will be installed as chandelier fixtures, hanging at different levels in a stairwell.

Snowball shades are a perfect choice for chandelier fixtures due to their depth and irregular lower edges. For this pair, we used a variety of mottled, streaky and textured glasses. The medium blue sky at the top of the shade blends into off whites, green, and rose tones to give the shades a natural color theme. The shade is shown on our new Artichoke Trumpet base.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Lamp of the Week: 18" Oriental Poppy

The 18" Oriental Poppy shade is a wonderfully detailed pattern featuring exotic poppies in full bloom. Commissioned by a local client in July 2014, this richly colored shade showcases a variety of red and red/orange flowers against a lush backdrop of greens and blues. The background is a lively mix of blues which deepens to midnight blue and purple at the lower part of the shade. The shade is shown on the stately Library base.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

New Lamp Base

We are pleased to introduce a new Tiffany reproduction lamp base to our offerings. The Artichoke Trumpet is a tall, elegant lamp base that will work with shades ranging from 16" to 24". Cast in bronze using molds taken from an original Tiffany Studios example, this versatile base is made at our studio.

September is always a busy month at Century Studios as we prepare for the upcoming 16th Annual Arts & Crafts Show and Sale. Century Studios will be exhibiting at the show which runs September 26 & 27 in the Progress Center on the grounds of the Minnesota State Fair. Look for our booth at the show!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Lamp of the Week: 25" Rose Bush

Covered in large, fully mature blooming roses, the 25" Rose Bush shade is a generously proportioned Tiffany lamp. Using a subtle selection of lush greens and fresh pinks, this commissioned shade was installed as a chandelier fixture by a Boston client in 2009. The unusual "helmet" shape of the shade lends itself to chandelier fixtures, large table lamps, and floor lamps.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

10" Pansy

Pansy flowers come in a plethora of colors, lending color to garden borders and planters as they bloom throughout the summer. This 10" Pansy shade is an original Century Studios lamp design which was inspired by Tiffany Studios 16" Pansy shade. We created this compact accent lamp using a blended color palette of blues, purples, light peachy-yellows, and greens. The shade is shown on the Ruffle base. This lamp is currently available for purchase in our showroom.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Lamp of the Week: 20" Black Eyed Susan

Lamp of the Week: 20" Black Eyed Susan - Created for our showroom in 2002, this lamp features Black Eyed Susan flowers in the height of their summer bloom. The glass for this shade was created by the Lins Glass Foundry. The shade is shown on the popular Twisted Vine base and is in a local collection.