Here’s an understatement: there are lots of places where you can buy lighting and hardware. So among all those others, what makes us so special?
Lots of things. Other contributors to this blog will cover many other things that make us unique – I’m going to describe our design hook.
We have an extremely well-defined and disciplined approach to design, and it’s at the core of what we have always done and plan to always do. It’s a really simple idea: we find and re-create compelling historical designs as accurately as we can.
Any casual observer of style and trend knows that there is very little that’s new under the sun. Anytime you shop for virtually anything for your home, there is generally a pretty obvious element of historical reference. Without doubt, the typical m.o. practiced by most is to start with some historically-based formula for familiarity and “comfort” and then add a special twist…a spark to contemporize it. Nothing wrong with that, but that’s not what we do.
Our view is that carefully selected historical designs are dripping with spark and specialness, and are best served up as originally designed. It’s our hook and we’re sticking with it!
The hourglass form was offered by many lighting manufactures over a long time span. We did an extensive study of examples the dated from the early 1950’s through the early 1960’s. The one we chose to base our design on was from the 1959 EJS catalog , a now-defunct company from southern California known for stylish yet affordable fixtures. By coincidence, reference for our Corona and Nimbus appear in the same catalog.