CUSTOM LAMP DESIGN

TURN YOUR TREASURED OBJECT INTO A SPECIAL LAMP

Do you have an heirloom now sitting in the dust and shadows of an attic or basement? Bring it to light! A custom lamp highlights your object and puts it center stage. Bring it to the store for consultation and leave with a beautiful and functional work of art.

This sort of custom made lamp can make a wonderful wedding or housewarming gift, with sentimental as well as functional value, something that can be treasured for years to come.

UPDATE AN OLD LAMP

We can also refurbish old lamps with replacement shades, parts, lamp wiring and updating as needed. Our wiring staff will inspect your lamps and provide you with a free estimate. Generally lamp repairs can be done within a week.

A BRAND NEW SHADE

To top it off, we have a stock of varied and unique lampshades at the shop to complement your new, unique lamp. We use a variety of materials, such as mica, parchment paper, laminated fabric, and special art papers to create our lamp shades. The use of nature designs, leaves and grasses, and techniques involving oil paints, watercolors, and hand cut papers, allows us a wide range of decorative styles: Tribal, Arts and Crafts, Art Deco, Asian, Southwestern, and Contemporary. Can’t find the perfect one for your lamp? We will create a custom lamp shade especially for you!

DESIGNING UNIQUE LAMPS FOR 36 YEARS

All of our lamps are made at our Berkeley shop by Sue Johnson with the help of our experienced lamp wiring staff – Hank Schmutz and Jorge Villegas. Both Sue and Lynn Duncan, another of our staff of artists, enjoy searching for wonderful hand-crafted objects to turn into unique and engaging lamps. Let us know what your perfect custom lamp looks like and we can help you create it.

From outside the area: Please do not send us your objects without contacting and discussing your project with us in advance. We are available by phone at 510.527.2623, fax at 510.527.2047, and email info@suejohnsonlamps.com.

Generally we advise getting your electrical work done locally to avoid not only the dangers but the costs of shipping.

 

Custom lamp design Photo GAlleries:

Custom lamps at home Some of our clients share their photos »

Healdsburgh mica hanging lamp

 

In the news:

Inspired House/ Taunton Press
How to choose a lamp shade. Guidelines and tips for choosing a shade that works. (download the PDF 541k)

Sunset Magazine
"Shades of Difference"

SF Chronicle
A review of Olivia with a nice color photo of lamps and shades from our shop.

SF Chronicle
"Berkeley: Creative twists light up Solano Ave. shop"

SF Chronicle
"Made in the Shade"

San Francisco Examiner
"All Along the Avenue"

Contra Costa Times
"Don't put these lamps in a corner"

 

 

CLIENTS:

Chez Panisse Berkeley

Absinthe San Francisco

Oliveto's Oakland

Bay Wolf Oakland

Manka's Inverness Lodge Inverness

Picante Berkeley

Le Bateau Ivre Berkeley

Chalker's Billiards Emeryville, San Francisco

Citron Oakland

Zen Center Marin

UC Berkeley Library Berkeley

Wolf Coffee Co. Petaluma

Olivia Berkeley

 

 

 

period art styles - contemporary designs - mica, parchment & fabric shades - wiring repair
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LAMPS ARE A VERY EFFECTIVE DECORATING TOOL