Archive for September, 2009


We’ll take you step by step through a project that was recently finished and share the decision making process.

Enriching a ca. 1980’s French Provincial residential exterior and grounds with London Lanterns, this was a collaboration between the homeowner, landscape designer, electrical contractor, and Stephen Kaniewski, Brass Light Gallery President and Chief Designer.

The London Lantern was chosen for its timeless versatile design. Our rich Architectural Bronze finish compliments the  mottled blush brick and coordinates with the existing iron work on the 2nd floor balcony. The  Clear Seeded glass was specified for  a subtle vintage look.

Initially, Stephen brought sample frames to the site to determine scale and suggest electrical box placement.  In addition, engineering drawings were created to illustrate the  finished look.

The project started in 2006 with front entry lights.  Lanterns with 10″ wide roofs were chosen to flank a 5.5′ wide by 8.5′ high double door. The fixtures are mounted with the center of electrical box 78″ off grade.

Phase 1 of landscape improvements, 2007, included an inviting drive with columns. London Lanterns were used again to integrate the landscape with the residence.  12″ wide Londons were chosen for the substantial 36″  square by 50″  high brick columns. The new attached garage called for qty. 2, 10″ Wide Scrolled Arm Wall mounts. They flank two 9′ wide garage doors.  The center of the electrical boxes are placed 72″ off grade and 18″ beyond the edge of door frames.

The final phases of the landscape project were recently completed. A 10″ wide London lantern with custom 43″ wide wing scrolls on the new detached garage. It was designed to fill the broad space  above the 8′ door and add a charming variation.

KITCHEN-SETTINGAn outdoor kitchen was created using the side of the new garage. Two 8″ Scrolled Arm Wall Mount London Lanterns provide ample light for the cooking station. Carriage lanterns, custom wired for low voltage, 12volt only, are suspended from a pergola to light the island. Mixing styles of lanterns was deliberate.  Using the same finish and glass on both the Carriage and London blended the two styles.

A foot bridge with charm and detail was built from the driveway to the gardens.  For this unique application we built custom hand formed scrolls for our 8” wide London Lanterns. Full scale mock-ups were made in our plant to determine the appropriate 36” height and 19” projection.BRIDGE-&-LANTERNS

10″ Wide Column Mounted London Lanterns became an integral part of the formal garden walls denoting entrances and corners. Our Market Lights in the organic Aged Verdigris Patina finish add the final touch and discretely illuminate strolling paths.

This project is just one of many where we offer what we do best — working with a customer or their design professional to  determine  best style, scale and function to enhance environments. Contact us for our expertise or for sample fixtures.   800-243-9595 or sales@brasslight.com.

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VP-101 Vintage Holophane

Sharon found us on Midwest Living’s spread with our Vintage Framed Classic Holophane! You can roll over the image and details about the fixture pop up. It was published in the Mar/April 2009 issue featured in Bold Strokes an editorial.

Check it out here.

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You can now browse our formerly printed catalogs, online! By using Issuu.com, we’ve integrated our catalogs seamlessly into our website so that viewers can literally flip through the pages of each collection and price list without downloading any files. It’s easy, interactive and actually quite fun to look through each publication. From this new app you can also download, e-mail and print specific pages — making it easier for designers to share images and information with clients.

Click here to check it out! See the screen shots below of what they look like on our site.

Screenshot of our virtual catalogScreenshot of catalogs on website

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Check out our updated page “We’ve Been Spotted!” Our light fixtures were found throughout the Better Homes and Gardens’ special interest magazine Remodel Oct/Nov 2009 Issue. We spotted our Modesto Pendants in a beautiful remodeled kitchen, our Oak Park Four Light Chandelier  in a dining area, Nashota Sconces flank a fireplace and were also found in a remodeled bathroom. We even spotted our exterior Stamford Lanterns with a custom mount on a remodeled cottage home.

Not bad for one issue! Click here to see the images.

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