KES Lighting has a vast wealth of experience in the Tiffany Lighting market. For over 25 years we have been searching far and wide for the very highest quality lights for our customers.
Part of this search turned up the world-famous Tiffany range, originally produced by the Tiffany Studios in New York. Artisans there pioneered the unique method of staining and painting glass, which led Tiffany to become synonymous with the cultural movement Art Nouveau. Boasting exquisite, carefully wrought designs inspired by naturalistic lines and curves, Art Nouveau fashion led Tiffany to produce some of the classiest and most sought-after decorative lighting around.
While the movement itself died out just prior to the First World War, you can still enjoy the opulent beauty of Tiffany Lighting from KES. Many of these Tiffany lights are handcrafted but their real beauty comes to life when the light is illuminated. We have selected some of the best lights, including ceiling and wall lights for open areas and elegant desk and table lamps. And we offer free next day delivery (on stocked items) on orders over £99. Pay online securely using Paypal or credit/debit card or if you'd like some help and advice, call one of of our experience sales team.
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What style is Tiffany lighting?
Tiffany lighting is synonymous with the Art Nouveau movement, a design style from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Characterized by naturalistic lines, flowing curves, and intricate patterns, Tiffany lighting often features motifs inspired by nature. The designs are renowned for their colorful, stained glass compositions and are often handcrafted to create unique patterns and scenes.
What's the difference between Tiffany and Tiffany-style?
The term "Tiffany" refers to genuine lighting products produced by the original Tiffany Studios in New York, spearheaded by the artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany. These pieces are often considered antiques and can be quite valuable. On the other hand, "Tiffany-style" refers to lights made in the same artistic tradition and using similar techniques but not produced by the original Tiffany Studios. While Tiffany-style lights capture the essence and aesthetic of genuine Tiffany products, they may not hold the same antique value or provenance.
How is Tiffany glass marked?
Authentic Tiffany glass from Tiffany Studios often bears a signature mark. This could be an engraved, etched, or stamped signature, usually placed on the base or the shade's lower rim. Common markings include variations of "L.C.T." for Louis Comfort Tiffany or "Tiffany Studios New York." However, it's essential to be cautious as there are many reproductions and forgeries. Authenticity is best confirmed through expert appraisal and provenance verification.
Are Tiffany lamps still made today?
While the original Tiffany Studios ceased production in the early 20th century, the demand and admiration for the Tiffany style have never waned. Many manufacturers today produce Tiffany-style lamps, using similar techniques and designs inspired by the original creations. These contemporary versions, though not originals, still uphold the tradition and craftsmanship associated with the name.
What materials are used in Tiffany lamps?
Tiffany lamps are best known for their stained glass shades. These are made using hand-cut pieces of colored glass, which are then wrapped in copper foil and soldered together. The base and structural elements are often made of bronze, brass, or other metals, with intricate designs that complement the glasswork.
How do I maintain and clean my Tiffany lamp?
Dust and dirt can diminish the vibrant colors of a Tiffany lamp. It's best to regularly dust the lamp using a soft cloth. For a deeper clean, use a mild soapy solution, gently wiping the glass pieces without exerting too much pressure. Always avoid abrasive cleaners, and ensure the lamp is unplugged before cleaning.
Are there specific themes or patterns associated with Tiffany lighting?
Yes, Tiffany lighting is often associated with various nature-inspired themes, such as dragonflies, peacocks, flowers, and landscapes. However, geometric patterns, including the "Greek Key" and other angular designs, also became popular, especially in the later pieces produced by Tiffany Studios.