Lighting from the Past, for the Present…RejuviNation
January 17, 2011 § 3 Comments
Isn’t this amazing?, with so much news about green buildings, sustainability, infill’s and adaptive re-use, Rejuvination has struck the Iron while its hot, Actually struck it a while back!!
Yes, the OLD is today’s NEW
What do they do? Rejuvination is a company based out of Portland that has been collecting antiques in general for many years, 1977 to be precise. The man behind the magic is Jim Kelly who opened an Architectural Salvage with $1000 in his pocket. He worked and rebuild vintage light fixtures among the cast off’s when business was slow.
Today, Rejuvenation is America’s largest manufacturer and leading direct marketer of authentic reproduction lighting and house parts. Rejuvenation products are made-to-order and sold through the company’s catalogue, website, and retail stores in Portland, Ore. and Seattle, Wash. (Source: Rejuvination)
FROM THE INDUSTRIAL COLLECTION – My favorite
The Menlo lighting as shown in the picture below is a look-alike of the fixtures that were common in the Industrial and Utilitarian setting. The Menlo is popularly known as the ‘cluster’ fixture known to have a mirrored shade to reflect as much lighting needed for a space with less energy spent.
Totally love this fixture, reminds me of an old tea house, with slow-moving noisy ceiling fans above, the smell of tobacco and an opera from a rickety radio…How about a chic coffee shop, mocha walls, smell of lemon cake and the blues playing in the back ground?…See it fits in both settings, I Love it!!
The Wiley, (shown first in the post) is another amazing fixture, which I would love to use in a Country Kitchen above a Breakfast bar, three in a row, I like my Eggs scrambled please..Ahem!
Since this week started out with products from Companies I was tempted to write about Rejuvination and their conscience design.They restore other types of House parts too like door knobs, window treatments, hinges etc. Check them out!