Our warehouse lights have late-19th century industrial roots. A century ago, they would have been used in warehouses (as you may have guessed), barns, and factories, thanks to their sturdiness, durability, and weather resistance. And thanks to their rugged-yet-handsome style, warehouse lights have continued to be functional favorites well into the 21st century.
Of course, you can use these fixtures the way they were originally intended – to shed light over a door or workspace. But we’re delighted by how they have migrated into the more genteel areas of the home. Seems that people have discovered that the Carson, Danner, Dakota, and Crane add a certain straightforward sensibility to kitchens, bedrooms, and living rooms.
Their popularity may have something to do with the wealth of customization opportunities they offer. Length, projection, arm style, size, shape, and shade can all be combined to create a fixture tailored to suit a particular space. Take our Carson and Danner, for example: You can dramatically change the look by choosing from different arm supports (chain, double chain, rod, or scroll). Shades also transform the fixture’s profile and illumination. Angled shades shed more focused light, while dome-shaped shades reflect and spread light around.
Excited by the possibilities, we created a Warehouse board on Pinterest to celebrate this family of fixtures, and the inspiring ways to utilize them – both inside and out.