To create my lamps I start with a vintage lamp base. The bases I am currently working with for the most part are Mid-Century Modern in style which incorporates the eras 1940s through 1960s. I seek out these rare and often times odd and downright ugly bases and turn them into works of art. With a fastidious eye I select the perfect vintage kimono fabrics to custom build a shade for each base. For the most part, every lamp gets disassembled, cleaned and new wiring, plug and bulb socket. I attempt to recycle as much of the original lamp so that it retains its vintage patina, thus hardware, harps and finials often will be reused. All the larger lamps will receive a socket capable to hold a 3-way light bulb. As for the shades, any number of combinations may be present. I recycle what is in good condition, including clean white shades, spider, clip and bottom wire rings. Or I will build a shade with new rings and hardback to the size and shape desired to compliment the base. The magic happens when I have finished covering the shade frame with the fabric and trims and set it atop it's base. I take care to be certain that each shade is outstanding in it's aesthetic whether it is lit or not.

pair large art lamps


large kimono art lamp


vintage kimono art lamp
large art lamp



kimono art lamp