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10″ Geometric

10″ Geometric

Small accent lamps can have a big impact on a room. A local client commissioned this 10″ Geometric shade in a richly mottled emerald green. The shade is shown on the Dandelion base (12″ tall to armset, 17″ overall lamp height).

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Lamp of the Week: 22″ Peony

Lamp of the Week: 22″ Peony

The 22″ Peony remains one of the most popular shade designs created by Tiffany Studios. For this example the flowers begin with a lightly textured fuchsia at the top, blending into striated reds and lush purples for the lower blooms. The flower colors are enhanced by a shifting background that includes mottled, streaky, and fracture…

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28″ Magnolia, Part 4

28″ Magnolia, Part 4

Soldering the interior of the 28″ Magnolia shade included adding six copper reinforcing wires to the inside of the shade. The wires are permanently soldered in place following the lead lines in a path that goes from the top of the shade to the bottom. Once we finished soldering the entire interior of the shade,…

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Lamp of the Week: 16″ Poppy

Lamp of the Week: 16″ Poppy

The 16″ Poppy is one of Tiffany Studios most popular lamp designs. The straightforward design has a sophisticated simplicity that is pleasing and appealing. The addition of pierced metal filigree on the flower centers and leaves gives the shade an added a layer of visual interest. For this shade we chose a sunny amber yellow…

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28″ Magnolia, Part 3

28″ Magnolia, Part 3

Work continued steadily on the 28″ Magnolia this past week. Soldering the exterior of the shade takes time and patience. Our custom made shade holder was designed specifically to accommodate shades ranging in size from 10″ to 28″. Hot solder runs downhill, so it is important to be able to position and reposition the shade…

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Lamp of the Week: 12″ Apple Blossom

Lamp of the Week: 12″ Apple Blossom

We created this 12″ Apple Blossom shade in the mid-1990’s as a showroom piece. Set against a fracture/streamer blue sky that is sprinkled with purple and green, the pink and off white flowers commingle with delicately colored leaves in various shades of green. Supporting the shade is the Torpedo base, a stylized design that combines…

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28″ Magnolia, Part 2

28″ Magnolia, Part 2

(See our blog post from Sunday June 14 for Part 1) Work continued quite steadily on the 28″ Magnolia shade this week. After completing the glass selection and fitting the pieces to the pattern, both Bill and Irwin spent most of the week foiling the pieces. This is a time consuming step in the process…

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Lamp of the Week: 12″ Dogwood

Lamp of the Week: 12″ Dogwood

This 12″ Dogwood shade was commissioned by a client in Texas in 2015. The white flowers are tinged with amber, yellow and pink, while the leaves are a fresh spring green. A fracture/streamer glass background keeps the shade light and airy. The shade is shown on the beautifully detailed Chinese base (16″ tall).

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28″ Magnolia, Part 1

28″ Magnolia, Part 1

Alongside the Wisteria and Dragonfly lamps, the 28″ Magnolia is a Tiffany Studios signature lamp. Tiffany designed the shade for use with a Sr. Floor base and it also makes an impressive chandelier fixture. The shade depicts a large Saucer Magnolia tree in full bloom, and is covered in a fretwork of intersecting branches heavily…

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Group of 14″ Lamps

Group of 14″ Lamps

Back in the early 1990’s, not long after we moved our studio to downtown Minneapolis’ North Loop Warehouse District, we decided to have a showroom event which would include all the smaller shade styles we offered at that time.  We titled the display Tiffany In Bloom and included the six 14″ shades pictured. We also…

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