meteorlights in Modernism Magazine

fiberglass lampshades and 1950s vintage lamps


“Mid-century lamp bases abound, but pristine vintage shades are rare. So in 1996 […] an industrial designer and specialist in acrylic and fiberglass fabrication in San Francisco started reproducing mid-century era lampshades. […] Meteor Lights now offers forty vintage styles, including one-, two-, and three-tiered drum-style shades. Made with techniques and materials typical of the 1940s and 1950s, the shades are hand-crafted in translucent fiberglass, and colored with non-toxic water-based stains. Available in over thirty colors, the shades can be decorated with designs in combinations of black, gold, silver, white, and tan. […] Meteor Lights also makes hanging lamps, sconce shields, and fixtures.”

-Modernism Magazine, winter 2003/2004

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