in search of ART DECO


April 6, 2013

It will be easier for you to find a gap between Halle Berry’s teeth than find a lighting manufacturer offering stylish lamps with simple geometric shapes.

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Of course, if you have a very, very thick wallet you can buy a beautiful original Art Deco lamp by visiting an antique shop or browsing one of the hundreds of online galleries, especially in the U.S. However, having a specific budget for finishing and furnishings the interior, a purchase of many antiques is usually problematic. I had this situation recently when preparing the interior design of an apartment located in a beautiful building from 1938. I could not be orthodox about the accessories – the interior design was to give the climate of the interwar years through the deliberate combination of tradition and modernity. After some thought and cold calculations I decided to buy two original Art Deco lamps. The others are replica made by Tarnowski Division, referencing the style of the 20’s and 30’s, as well as a few contemporary lamps, like the ones offered by Eichholtz or Devon&Devon.

By the way, this was my first encounter with Terry Tynan’s products. Actually, that doesn’t sound right; lamps made by the hands of a master from Halifax are works of art. Handmade, perfect in every detail, with a beautiful and noble form they have been manufactured by the Englishman for over 27 years. If you love the cinema of Michael Mann, pay attention to the lighting used in scenes from “Public Enemies” with Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard. The 24 table lamps inspired by the Art Deco style are made by Terry Tynan.