Tiffany table lamps are one of the most iconic and dramatic expressions of light artistry made by the congregation of stained glasses in different shapes and sizes. Derived from the original lighting masterpieces popularized by famed designer Louis Comfort Tiffany and company, lamps of this style remain universal representations of creativity that stood through time.
As a league of its own, Tiffany table lamps are intriguing additions to living rooms and lobbies. They make great conversation topics for guests and friends alike. Warmly welcome people to your abode with style by placing a Tiffany table lamp in your foyer or hallway.
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Showcase your personality and taste with the suitable Tiffany table lamp for your space.
Tiffany lamps are the stained glass lighting manufactured by Tiffany Studios, a glassmaking company established by celebrated glass jewellery and interior designer Louis Comfort Tiffany. Nowadays, the original Tiffany lamps are worth more than tens of thousands of US Dollars and are most often sold in auctions and private gatherings. Hence, only wealthy and well-established lamp enthusiasts can dream of acquiring them.
Since there is demand for this lighting style, many artisans have followed the stained glass lamp art style since its inception. These lamp designers craft each lampshade with minute detail, producing lovely expressions of natural elements and geometric shapes. As the passion for art is poured into the lamps, these portable lights were sold in the market under the influence of original Tifanny lamps. Later on, historical and art connoisseurs named them Tiffany-style lamps to differentiate them from the lamps produced by the Tiffany Studios.
The Origin of Stained Glass Lamps
It's widely known that a group of male designers headed by Louis Comfort Tiffany made the first batch of Tiffany lamps. It was produced by Tiffany's American interior design business venture, which focuses on stained glass windows. However, contrary to popular belief, it was said that the very first stained glass lamp exhibited in 1893 was not invented by Louis Comfort Tiffany himself.
A distinguished professor on ceramic and tiffany glass at Rutgers University, Professor Martin Eidelberg, once said that it was designed by an unrecognised artist, Clara Driscoll. By extension, this female artisan was believed to be the real concept master for stained glass art and spearheaded the creation of the succeeding Tiffany lamps, together with a band of female designers coined as the famed "Tiffany Girls".
Clara Driscoll is a bright woman with an extensive affinity for art. Louis Comfort Tiffany hired her to work at his company, the Tiffany Glass Company, later known as Tiffany Studios. She headed the Women's Glass Cutting Department, designing and assembling glass lamps and other commodities for the firm in more than 20 years. She was the woman behind many of Tiffany's glass masterpieces, including the famed Daffodil Lamp and the company's signature Dragonfly Lampshade - a truly genius designer of glass.
Popular Motifs of Tiffany Lamps
The original Tiffany lamps have colourful and carefully-cut glass parts meticulously arranged to form nature objects. Flowers such as daffodils, tulips, roses, and wisterias are organised on the lampshades and become unique identifiers of the Tiffany Lamp repertoire. In addition, insects like dragonflies and butterflies and animals like peacocks, turtles, and nautilus were later added to its original design collection.
With the emergence of Modernism, Minimalism, and other art movements, artisans were inspired to add simple and functional designs to their versions of Tiffany lamps. Nowadays, many Tiffany style lamps have lampshades with geometric shape designs and monochromatic stained glass colours. Others create recurring patterns seen on church and museum mosaics on the lampshades, while some simple use one coloured glass to form a glass dome shade for the lamp.
With the influence of other art themes, the Tiffany lamps endorsed in the current lamp market have diverse designs and forms that fit the buyer’s needs and tastes.
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The Tiffany lamps we know today were either machine-made imitations of the original lamps made by Louis Comfort Tiffany’s company or handmade by famous glass designers of the current era. Nonetheless, these lamps retain the beauty and impression of the first batch of Tiffany lamps, even after more than a century of the establishment of the craft.
Zest Lighting humbly offers you our collection of Tiffany-style table lamps at affordable prices. Browse our collection to see interesting themes on stained glass table lamps that are endearing lights for your living rooms, foyers, and dining halls:
Tiffany lamps and Tiffany-style lamps alike brings us a beauty of art that other art styles can never imitate. We at Zest Lighting look forward to sharing our zest for these impressive table lamps with you.