The name Tiffany has long been associated with style and innovation. The Retro Tiffany lamp is one such creation. Legend has it that Louis Comfort Tiffany, a highly creative man, came up with an innovative idea to use pieces of glass that were discarded during the making of stained glass window. He used them to make a beautiful and highly decorative lamp!
This first Tiffany lamp was created in 1899 with a bronze base. These lamps became so popular and the name Tiffany came to be so well associated with stained glass lamps, that now even ordinary stained glass lamps that are not designed by Tiffany himself have come to be called Retro Tiffany Lamps, even though they never really go out of style!
Retro Tiffany Lamps are made by fusing colored enamels to pieces of glass and firing them at a very high temperature of up to 1100 degrees Fahrenheit. The most important feature to look for in a Retro Tiffany lamp is that the colors on the lampshade are transparent enough for the light to shine through them and that the colors ought never to fade. The beauty of a Retro Tiffany lamp lies in the fact that there are thousands of colors that can be made to use in this piece of stained glass art. Similarly, there are thousands of designs that you can make with the pieces of stained glass. In fact, it is now possible to custom make a Retro Tiffany lamp in the design of your choice.Ebay product
Retro Tiffany lamps provide soft diffused lighting and can be matched with practically any décor. On the other hand, if you use a retro tiffany lamp during the day, the colors of the stained glass will make interesting patterns on your wall or floor and give it a very artistic look.