When we happened across a long hidden, nearly forgotten treasure trove of handblown vintage Murano lamps from the 40s, 50s and 60s, we bought the entire inventory, and SWANK LIGHTING was born.
An East Coast company originally imported these gorgeous high-end lamps from the finest Venetian glass houses including Barovier & Toso, Barbini, Seguso, and Venini.
Changing tastes and mass production techniques in the 1970s compelled the company to focus fully on their gilded iron furniture business, leaving a large cache of beautiful Murano lamps crated, untouched and all but forgotten in their warehouse.
When we came upon this 20th century archeological find, we purchased the entire contents of the warehouse. We took seven months to uncrate these timeless works of art from Murano and Venetian craftsmen.
Introducing SWANK LIGHTING, a fabulous collection of original Venetian Art Glass Lamps, updated and ready to show off in your 21st Century environment.