Check Out These Stunning Lamps with Stained Glass Shades

Jul 6, 2022, 3:11 PM | Updated: Dec 14, 2022, 11:36 am


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stained glass lamp with red flowers featured in a living room setting

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Lamps with stained glass shades offer a stunning luminance that features one-of-a-kind designs. These statement pieces do more than simply capture the eye, but also meet a functional requirement: to light up a room. That illumination has a story to tell.

Stained glass lamps stand out as a piece to draw attention in a room with minimal designs. They can also fit within a theme, such as art deco or Bohemian-style rooms. Tiffany stained glass lamps are especially a work of art. Companies such as Meyda Lighting and Quoizel recreate Tiffany stained glass lamps and create custom pieces for clients. These are just a couple of well-known companies in the industry. 

Background of Tiffany stained glass lamps

The term “Tiffany stained glass” originates with Louis Comfort Tiffany, an American artist and designer. Now, many designers and artists use the phrase to describe the general style of the Art Nouveau stained glass style. According to Wikipedia, Tiffany lamps started rising in popularity as early as the 1890s, after they were displayed at the World’s Columbian Exhibition in Chicago in 1893. They continue to inspire people over 100 years later. They are truly a timeless classic. 

Process of creating lamps with stained glass shades 

Each Meyda or Quoizel stained glass lamp is handcrafted, meaning that natural variations in colors and designs will occur from what you see in the photo. This variety means each piece is a unique masterpiece with its’ own touch. 

The stained-glass designs use innovative engineering and design technology that has developed over the years. The innovations create capacity for higher quantity orders. Despite these developments, copper foil is still the most common type of construction to fuse glass. The process takes the edge of a piece of glass and wraps it with a continuous strip of copper foil. That allows the creator to use various shapes and sizes to create unique and custom designs. 

Stained glass maker using copper foil technique

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In addition to using the copper foil technique, the glass is finished with different materials that depend on its use. For example, outdoor lamps use a protective marine grade glass ,or glass with UV and corrosion-resistant finishes. This makes them capable of withstanding any climate. Other finishes include polished and buffed for a satin texture, painted for visual flow, waxed for a matte finish, or natural aging to highlight coloration. 

In short, you can find a stained glass lamp or tiffany style lamp that suits any environment or décor style.

How to style lamps with stained glass shades

The easiest way to add these to your home is to purchase an entire stained-glass lamp fit with a prefabricated base. However, you can style your own if you already have a base and just need glass shades. Play around with different shapes and colors to match your personal taste. Or pair it with a simple black metal stand. 

Common themes include organic designs you can find in nature, such as this dragonfly collection or the peacock feather collection from Lighting Design. Others fit a more Arts and Crafts style to honor the rich tradition of minimalist design and quality craftsmanship. Those will feature more geometric patterns and designs, and work well in art-deco-themed homes.

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