A Buyers Guide To Tiffany Lamps

Tiffany Lamps have been one of the most coveted styles of lamps for over a century. From circa 1899 until early in the twenty century, Louis Comfort Tiffany designed and produced leaded lights, windows and panels. The originals are now considered antique works of art.

TOP TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE PERFECT STANDARD LAMP

The brilliant thing about standard lamps is that they can be placed anywhere you have a little spare floor space. Floor standing lamps can be practical, versatile and decorative additions to a room. They have a unique role to play when it comes to lighting as they can provide both ambient, task and accent lighting, something that few other light fittings can do. But before you rush off and explore Bespoke Lights collection of standard lamps, take a look at our top tips to help you make the right choice

EDWARDIAN LIGHTING

The hugely popular ‘Downton Abbey’ TV series ran from 2010 to 2015. Viewers eagerly tuned in to watch the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their domestic servants unfold in Edwardian and post Edwardian Britain. This era also saw great advances in the world of lighting with the introduction of new electric lighting. Homes gradually moved away from oil lamps and gas lighting to embrace this new, cleaner electric light. However, at the time, not everyone was initially convinced by electric lighting. This wonderful quote from Downton Abbey’s Dowager Duchess, played so brilliantly by Dame Maggie Smith, shows there were some misgivings – ‘I couldn’t have electricity in the house. I wouldn’t sleep a wink. All those vapours floating about.’

KENSINGTON TIFFANY LIGHTING COLLECTION

In this blog we will be taking a look at our Kensington Tiffany Collection. This lighting collection showcases quality hand crafted Tiffany lighting and takes its inspiration from the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany.

PERIOD LIGHTING FOR VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN HOMES

This is the second in our series of blogs focusing on our individual lighting collections. Here we are showcasing our Period Lighting Collection which features reproduction lighting based on designs from the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. Electric lighting was still in its infancy

LIGHTING AND DECORATING IN THE ART NOUVEAU STYLE

  Development of Art Nouveau The Art Nouveau movement was a relatively short lived decorative and architectural style that was popular during the later years of Queen Victoria’s reign and it is regarded by many as the first modern 20th century style. Art Nouveau evolved from the Arts and Crafts style and still concentrated on

Tiffany Lighting

Tiffany lights are one of the most iconic and easily recognisable styles of lighting because of the use of stained and art glass pieces.  All the Tiffany lighting we offer here at Bespoke Lights are handmade and lovingly created from pieces of stained glass in much the same way as the original Tiffany lamps made