ATMOSPHERIC TIFFANY LAMPS
The name Tiffany refers to Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933). He was an American glass artist/designer who lived and worked in New York. The stained glass, stained glass windows and so-called Tiffany technique are famous. Tiffany started experimenting with coloured glass after he had taken a trip to Europe. The glass windows of the Chartres cathedral left a deep impression on him. He made it his life goal to combine art with the necessities of everyday life. Lampshades produced at the Tiffany Studio show a great deal of diversity since there are, for instance, lamps in the Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) style and Art Deco style. Tiffany lighting with animal designs and floral motifs can be ordered in different shapes and sizes.
To this day, Tiffany lamps are still handmade in the traditional way; just as they were produced before. After choosing and drawing a design, the craftsmen are able to select the right colours and shades of glass. A choice has to be made, for instance, between bright coloured pieces of glass and sultry/soft shaded 'favrile glass' carried out in the Tiffany-technique. Then, a mould is produced so the pieces of glass can be pieced together. Eventually, the glass particles are wrapped in copper foil and welded together. This means that every lamp is unique! However, the Tiffany technique causes the glass to sound dull because of the solder that is used. Some people think they hear and feel plastic instead of glass!!! However, Tiffany is never executed in plastic and, rest assured, Art Deco web store only offers quality products. The light bulb, which is now replaced with CFL light bulbs, was invented by Tiffany's contemporary and friend Edison. This made it possible to beautifully illuminate the interesting Tiffany lampshades so they stand out even more. Tiffany lamps are usually harmonious from head to toe. The lamp's base can be designed in the shape of a tree, a branch with leaves, a flower or even as a beautiful woman. Those organic natural shapes are often cast in bronze. This way, the glass Tiffany lampshades are supported and highlighted in a subtle manner.
Have you ever heard of the Tiffany-girls? This group of emancipated women worked in L. C. Tiffany's studios under the supervision of Clara Driscoll around 1900. It turns out that they were responsible for many popular Tiffany designs such as the Wisteria, Dragon Fly, Peony and Poppy flower!
Art Deco web store has a number of Tiffany lamps that also function as atmospheric lamps and the lighting can be used for the entire house. Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) Tiffany lighting has frivolous round shapes which are based on nature. Colourful roses, peacock feathers, dragonflies and butterflies made from small pieces of glass add a fairytale charm to every interior. The Art Deco Tiffany lighting has smooth glass models with geometrical patterns. American designer Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) enjoyed working with the Tiffany Art Deco style. Eastern influences of Japanese architecture can definitely be found in Tiffany's art.
There are Tiffany pendant lamps, Tiffany wall lamps, Tiffany ceiling lamps, Tiffany table lamps, Tiffany desk lamps, Tiffany floor lamps and reading lamps, Tiffany lanterns and even Tiffany chandeliers and Tiffany skylights that can be discovered. Tiffany clocks, Tiffany mirror, Tiffany sculptures, Tiffany wall-decorations, Tiffany suncatchers and Tiffany plant pillars..
Do not forget to have a look at the Tiffany showpieces. These Tiffany lamps are original reproductions of the famous Nautilus and Lotus Leaf. The latter are world famous designs by Louis C. Tiffany.