INSTUDIO Design Directors can often be found searching local shops for interesting vintage lamps to complete design projects. Vintage lighting and lamps have individual styles that add unexpected shapes, colors or finishes to a room. In design that combines old and new furnishings Venetian glass lamps can look both contemporary and rare at the same time.
The Dallas, Texas based company specializes in hand blown vintage Murano lamps from Italy made in the 1940s, 50s & 60s. When owners Ed Sexton and Doug Taylor happened across a long hidden, nearly forgotten treasure trove of lamps they bought the entire inventory, restored them using UL Certified hardware and founded Swank Lighting. In addition to Vintage and contemporary Italian lamps the company offers vintage inspired American made hand blown glass lamps by California Glass Artist Joe Cariati along with recycled glass cluster “Rock Candy” lamps by lamps by glass artist Wade Steven of Austin, Texas. Vintage inspired lamps in an array of intriguing materials can also be found at Swank.
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