Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy Holidays! Don't forget the Murano Lamp give away.

Thanks to all of you for your support this year. The response has been overwhelming to our new Showroom in Dallas and our web site SwankLighting

Don't forget to register for the Murano Lamp drawing to be held on January 18,2008. The deadline for entries is January 15, 2008.

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Great Finds 1stdibs: Chandelier Crazy!!

When 1stdibs released this week’s new offerings, I was immediately captivated with all the beautiful chandeliers. Most of the vintage lighting we post about here and our Murano Lamp items for sale are table lamps….but how can you not love these great ceiling mounts. For some reason I’m having trouble including a link to the “chandelier” search page at 1stdibs, so just click HERE and type chandelier in the search box to see all of their great listings. Photos below are some of the ones that jumped out from the page at me. By the way, they are now promoting registration with pop-up prompts. Registration is quick and easy and you’ll get weekly email updates as well as be able to view prices with all listings posting them.

In no particular order:
Snowflake Sputnik from VenfieldNYC: $3,400
Jet Black Crystal from VenfieldNYC: $14,000
Multicolored by DRIAD from De Parma: $6,400
Rock and Roll Brutal from SusaneR: $5,900
Leaf Green Murano Lamp from Candace Barnes: $13,400
Austrian Cyrstal from Downtown: $5,500
Three Tier Glass Rod from Home114: $2,200
Silver Plated Shell Chandelier from Sinotique: $3,750
Don’t forget to register at 1stdibs!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Murano Lamps : New Items to SwankLighting Inventory

We currently have over 100 pairs of Vintage Murano Lamps in our SwankLighting online inventory. Over the next few weeks we will be busy adding more as we get them refurbished with new UL Certified hardware. Pictured above are 3 additions you should check out now. My favorite is the art deco pair of white opaline murano lamps on nickel plated bases. Many of our customers have shared that they especially love the multi colored stacked font lamps on lucite bases. If you have not done so, please visit our web site to see all of our offerings.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Big News: But I can't spill the beans just yet...

Swank spent the last two days in Dallas for a photo shoot. Our Murano Lamps are being featured in a major design publication early next year. But I’ve been sworn to secrecy….. Stay Tuned!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Great Finds: 1stdibs

Published December 6th, 2007
This week’s 1stdibs new offerings are HOT!

For a lighting fanatic like me, Christmas comes early with this week’s new offerings on 1stdibs. Obviously we love all the vintage murano lamp offerings but this week there are vintage lamps from almost every genre. We at SwankLighting are big fans of Paul Evans, and there is a new listing for a pair of table lamps from Paul Evans at HOME114. You gotta see these.

Below is a list of the ones I chose to feature, but you really should click here to see the entire selection. The first 3 pages are this weeks new listings.

Pair Arredoluce Floor Lamps from Pascal Boyer Gallery: $8,500
Spectacular Venetian Chandelier from Lear’s: $16,800
Pair of large Barovier Opalescent3 ball lamps from Craig Van Den Brulle: “Contact Dealer”
Those GREAT Paul Evanslamps from HOME114: $8,500
Impressive Murano Lampsfrom Monument: $8,500
Fabulous Space Age Floor Lampfrom Donzella: “Contact Dealer”
Wonderful Art Deco Chandelierfrom Orange: $2,800
Pair of 50s Dali Style Lampsfrom Adesso: $6,400
Pair of Corn Lampsby Maison Charles at Pascal Boyer Gallery: $11,000
Pair of Murano Glass Bottle-Formlamps from Epoca: $4,500

While you’re visiting 1stdibs this week, be sure to check out the article on Evan Lobel of Lobel Modern. Lobel Modern is one of our favorite 1stdibs dealers. Evan has an incredible collection of Anzola Fuga Murano glass… and he’s quite the expert on the subject.