Maiolaine Giraud Lamps Design December 24, 2017 19:52:42
For those who loved colored glass Tiffany lamps are a perfect lighting choice. The original Tiffany lamps were designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany and he loved some of the beautiful rich tones that were often used in mosaics in Byzantium. He worked to take these colors and add them to the glass instead of painting the glass. These lamps are actually made from beautiful stained glass that is hand cut. Each piece of the stained glass gets a piece of copper foil wrapped around it then it is glued together and lead is used to solder the different pieces of glass together. There are often seeds lines and bubbles that occur in the glass which actually add to the natural beauty of this special type of glass used for these lamps.
Tiffany Lamp Designs - With the growing popularity of Tiffany lamps today it has become very simple to find your desired style and design of Tiffany style lamp. Tiffany lamps come in almost all style. From table lamps floor lamps hanging lamps sconces and pendants there are so many styles to choose from. Let’s explore some of the major designs of Tiffany Lamps.
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.
Among modern lamp styles materials like embossed porcelain or crystal can lend a fancy look to your space whereas having a lamp with a wood or polished metal base can add charm and texture to virtually any room. You will want to ensure that the texture and color of your lamp’s base doesn’t jar with the furnishing on which it’s resting.
Once the glass pieces were cut he cleaned each piece and applied copper foil to the edges. The pieces were then laid out to match the pattern design Tiffany would then solder each piece together; thereby creating one solid piece from once was many individual pieces of glass. The copper foil helped bond the solder to each piece of glass creating a lamp shade that consisted of a single solid wire throughout. A final cleaning would bring out the vibrant colors of the shade.
If you know that your lamp is setting on a table or desk that isn’t going to get jostled in the near future then you could safely go with a more decorative or lighter weight lamp. Also the ratio of the lamp’s size to the furnishing’s size does matter. Make sure that the furnishing on which the lamp is going to sit doesn’t detract from the lamp itself.