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Arts & Crafts Lighting & Hardware

by Patricia Poore on January 20, 2014

in Lighting & Hardware

 

This unusual chandelier was handcrafted by Gustav Stickley’s grandson in the 1980s. A plate rail inspired by the house’s original woodwork and reproduction textiles blend seamlessly with antique furniture. Photo: Jessie Walker Associates

This unusual chandelier was handcrafted by Gustav Stickley’s grandson in the 1980s. A plate rail inspired by the house’s original woodwork and reproduction textiles blend seamlessly with antique furniture. Photo: Jessie Walker Associates

The influences continue to expand in the design of today’s lighting and metalwork. You can find hammered work reminiscent of Dirk Van Erp and the metal shops of the Roycrofters . . . proto-modern designs inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh . . . geometric Prairie School designs and Asian-influenced work.

Arts & Crafts hardware is produced in iron, brass, copper, and bronze with beautiful patina-rich finishes. Lighting may be the most visible and affordable way to give rooms a period ambiance. Designed from the beginning for electricity, Arts & Crafts lamps and fixtures combine utility with beauty in an unprecedented way. Whether yours is a shingled cottage on the Atlantic or a Storybook Tudor in California, you can find just the right vocabulary.

Coe Studios’ solid bronze hanging lanterns meet UL wet location ratings.

Coe Studios’ solid bronze hanging lanterns meet UL wet location ratings.

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1 Marilyn July 30, 2014 at 12:26 pm

I have a small bungalow which I try to keep in the arts and crafts theme but doesn’t have to be authentic (budget). I need a ceiling fixture for my dining room, which is also used for sewing and other projects so need good light, etc. I find it hard to locate simple, small scale fixtures . Ideas would be appreciated.

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