Tiffany Lamps are our life, I spend most of my days thinking about how I can make things easier and better for our customers to own something beautiful in their home! I have been in love with them ever since the day I first saw one, I was drawn to the way the light is caught in the stained glass and how the designs bring nature and beauty into homes.
You can find a great selection of our Tiffany Lamps here.
There are so many different kinds out there we thought we would help you make a more informed choice with a little guide in what to look for.
Real Tiffany Lamps
Real Tiffany Lamps would have been made at the turn of last century at the Tiffany Studios in New York. Louise Confort Tiffany was the son of the founder of Tiffany & Co and was an artist, interior designer and entrepreneur. He founded the Tiffany Glass company in 1885 which later became the Tiffany Studio. These studios produced the original lamps that we all know and he invented the copper foil technique of production that allows Tiffany Lamps to have the thin layer of solder that holds the stained glass together. From this studio came the infamous Dragonfly designs as well as many floral patterns, the rarest of these lamps sold at auction for $2.8 million. Christie's have produced this very informative guide to Tiffany Lamps.
Tiffany Lamps or Tiffany Style Lamps?
As you may have noticed in the previous section, the most expensive lamp sold at auction for nearly $3 million. We sell Tiffany Lamps that use the same methods of production, stained glass and designs from the Tiffany Studios. It has become so common to call them "Tiffany Lamps" that we have stopped calling them "Tiffany Style Lamps", there isn't a difference between the two, however we would never say they are 'genuine' or 'original'. We have written a page on what makes our Tiffany Lamps stand out here from others here.
Art Nouveau or Art Deco Tiffany Lighting?
Original Tiffany Lamps are synonymous with the Art Deco movement and are characterised by soft curved lines and natural themes such as Dragonflies or floral designs. In the UK we had Charles Rennie Macintosh and although he produced lighting, it didn't use Tiffany techniques. Interiors 1900 was the first company to design and produce Tiffany Lighting that uses designs inspired by Macintosh. We have a wonderful collection here.
Art Deco lighting was a complete break from the flowing curved lines of Art Nouveau and is characterised by clean straight lines and bold designs.