Founded in 1979, Dale Tiffany is the world?s foremost creator of art glass lighting and accessories, including exquisitely handcrafted reproductions of original Louis Comfort Tiffany designs. As both stained glass pioneer and torchbearer of vintage techniques, Dale Tiffany is the standard by which modern art glass lamps are judged.
Bringing History to Light
The greatest innovators often begin with one foot firmly in the past. That?s certainly true of the Dale Tiffany company. Originally founded as a manufacturer of art glass lamps and windows, Dale Tiffany quickly gained national prominence for its beautiful recreations of authentic historical designs, including Tiffany-style lamps and shades inspired by the legendary designs of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933). More than mere aesthetic imitations, Dale?s Tiffany-style lamps are created via a painstaking manufacturing process that faithfully adheres to L.C. Tiffany?s original handcrafting techniques, which revolutionized art glass production in the Art Nouveau period of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Dale Tiffany?s factory was the first in the world to standardize stained glass production, making antique Tiffany style an affordable solution for contemporary home lighting.
The Techniques That Make a Tiffany
Dale?s Tiffany-style lamps are made from genuine hand-rolled art glass. The glass sheet is cut into pieces by hand in accordance with a master design pattern. Many shades contain over 1,000 cut pieces of glass, each one individually edged with 3/16-inch copper foil, the identical type used by L.C. Tiffany. These foil-edged pieces are positioned by hand over a three-dimensional mold in the form of a lamp shade, and then soldered both inside and out. This copper foil technique developed by L.C. Tiffany made his decorative glass patterns both stronger and more intricate than other designs. Dale Tiffany proudly carries on that tradition with uncompromising craftsmanship and artistic integrity, including unrivaled glass quality and soldering consistency.
Elegant Patterns in Art Nouveau Style
The end result of Dale Tiffany?s traditional manufacturing techniques is Tiffany-style lighting of exceptional authenticity, rich colors, and fascinating Art Nouveau style. The table lamps, floor lamps, and ceiling lights available at hayneedle.com feature classic floral and geometric motifs, including wisteria, laburnum, lotus leaf, peacock, and dragonfly patterns that were among Louis Comfort Tiffany?s signature designs. Many of these glass shades are elegantly complemented by hand-cast bases of sculptured bronze, creating richly detailed lighting accents in an authentic period style.
Rediscover Dale Tiffany at hayneedle.com
Though best known for its authentic Tiffany replicas, the Dale Tiffany company also brings decades of experience to its own creative designs. From reverse-painted shades inspired by the lamps of Philip J. Handel to hand-blown art glass bowls, vases, decorative figurines, and crystal chandeliers and accents, the Dale Tiffany collection at hayneedle.com displays an intricate, opulent artistry that will grace your home with the beauty of innovative tradition.