Oct 28

The Nostalgic Beauty of Tiffany Inspired Lamps

glass lampThe beautiful colors and designs of a stained glass lamp can add charm and beauty to any room. When the lamp is a Tiffany inspired lamp, the room will also have a touch of American history.

The original Tiffany lamps were designed in New York City in the late 1800s by Louis Comfort Tiffany’s company, which had created a copper foil method of hand-making stained glass lamps. The various colored glass pieces were traced, cut and ground, then bonded together with copper foil on their edges and eventually soldered together. The Tiffany designs, a style usually referred to as art deco, featured rich colors with fascinating patterns of geometric shapes and sometimes flowers. Their quality and distinctive look set them apart then and now. Some of the original Tiffany pieces can be found in museum collections.

Collectors and decorators who love the look of Tiffany lamps can purchase new products (http://www.smashingstainedglass.com/new-products/) inspired by those original designs. Base lamps, floor lamps, table lamps and pendant designs are all available, many of them in the famous Tiffany design motifs such as dragonfly, daffodil, diamond ring, turtleback, vizcaya mosaic and floral lamella. Their craftsmanship and colors will add a sense of nostalgic beauty to any room or home.