Five Undiscovered Custom Lighting Shops

I would like to share with you five very unique and talented custom lighting shops. These artisans are not going to show up on a lighting reps line card or be presented at Lightfair. These are the guys that are small shops working with real artisans creating and building unique lighting fixtures. These builds are not mainstream, they won’t fill up a fixture schedule, yet might be the perfect fit for that one of kind niche fixture. All of these artisans have the ability to develop your custom design that you envision within their specialty.

These unique five represent fixtures that are blown glass, one of a kind, sustainable recycled, world rustic, and what I call project specific.

Seth Parks Glass

Seth Parks Glass

Seth Parks Glass http://www.sethparksglass.com

Original fixtures designed and created by handblown glass lighting artist Seth Parks. In addition to custom light fixtures Seth has on online gallery of pieces that include Chandeliers, Sconces, and Pendants. I found the series of pendants to be the most exciting, especially the Astrotto, and Nuvola.

Omega Lighting Design

Omega Lighting Design

Omega Lighting Design http://www.omegalightingdesign.com

One of kind light fixtures that appear and sell fast. This is understandable with fixture names like “Industrial Farm House Bird Cage”, “Dive Bombing Red Baron”, and my favorite “Steampunk Industrial Two Light”, which by the way was already sold. Omega does custom work, and has a large collection of lights that can be ordered.

Conant Metal & Light

Conant Metal & Light

Conant Metal & Light http://www.conantmetalandlight.com

Way before LEED was cool, back in 1979 Conant was already promoting sustainable practice. Their approach is to use creativity to repurpose about anything to create unique lighting solutions. Conant has some very sophisticated light fixture builds created from little more than scrap metal.

Fire Mountain Forge

Fire Mountain Forge

Fire Mountain Forge http://www.firemountainforge.com

We have all seen plenty of deer antler rustic fixtures. Fire Mountain Forge is the high end rustic shop the goes way beyond deer antlers for the cabin. They provide high end fixtures that not only provide light, yet tell stories that put you in that period. In addition to custom they have three very strong groupings that include Western Ranch, Old World, and Safari.

Widimar Ligeiro

Widimar Ligeiro

Widimar Ligeiro http://www.arqluz.arq.br

Widimar Ligeiro is a Brazilian Lighting Designer located in Rio De Janeiro that approaches his design projects with an eye towards developing a custom piece that helps create and support not just the lighting, yet the architecture of that built environment. The piece featured here, very warm, shadowless was better as a designed piece rather than selecting one from a catalog.

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