Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) was an American Designer who is widely considered to be the leading figure in the world of Stained Glass art and design from the turn of the 20th century. With a portfolio of work including none other than the interior design of The White House, it isn’t difficult to see why, and Tiffany’s Art Nouveau styling is still as popular today as it was during his lifetime.
Today perhaps Tiffany’s greatest lasting legacy is the Tiffany Lamp. As you’ll quickly see, the designs that owe their origins to this concept are varied, but the common theme is (unsurprisingly) stained glass. Typically many small panes comprise an overall theme for the lampshade, the subject is often but not always floral, and the pieces are bordered and bound by an attractive copper trim that serves to give the lamp a real feeling of lasting presence and durability.
Tiffany Lamps are an excellent addition to any interior design scheme that commands something a little bit more grandiose than the norm, as a means of highlighting the quality furniture that they adorn or are surrounded by. The often elaborate design will provide not only a functional lamp, but a great talking point, and a source of inspiration for any writer or artist working nearby.
We have several reviews of Tiffany Lamps, found particularly within our table lamp section. Examples such as the ‘Swan’ and ‘Dancing figure’ perfectly capture the spirit of pomp and glamour immediately associated with the Tiffany style.