Darchelle Gauthier Lamps Design March 26, 2018 14:29:20
Louis Comfort Tiffany was the son of Charles Lewis Tiffany of Tiffany and Co. the jewelry store and fine merchandise. Instead of following in his father’s footsteps Louis sought a different career in various arts. In the 1880s Tiffany began to design the first of the Tiffany Lamps. The first of the Tiffany Lamps were very geometric using basic shapes such as squares triangles and circles in their mosaic designs.
With its stained glass patterns of intricate design Tiffany lamps are unlike any other lamp in the world. From the moment you see one you know what it is. In their basic function Tiffany lamps provide light. Their beauty though seems to transform your light to an eye-catching focal point of the room. Let’s take a moment to explore some of the aspects of Tiffany lamps.
Tiffany made the lamps by soldering pieces of cut colored glass that he had left over from stained glass windows he had made years earlier. He cut various types and colors of glass according to a pattern that he designed.
You will also find that modern floor lamps come in Tiffany styles as well. If you are looking for a great lamp for a small space where you need some light then this is a wonderful choice. They are great for adding a nice touch beside chairs or settees where you like to sit down and read. If you enjoy reading in bed they make wonderful bedside lamps too so you can easily read in the evenings. These types of lamps are great for reading since the light that they give off is soft and great for your eyes.
Wisteria Designs - The Wisteria design is one of Tiffany’s most popular designs. This design became quite popular because the finished lamp actually looks like a Wisteria tree. The lamp fixture resembles the trunk while the lamp shade looks like the blossoming limbs. Detail of branches and limbs hanging down were added to add great detail to the shade. The use of vibrant color and irregular edges draw a second or third look to see if it is indeed a lamp shade.
Geometric Designs - Geometric Tiffany lamps were designed using glass cut into basic shapes such as squares triangles diamonds and rectangles and used only one or two colors.