APPLE STORE

We love a good lighting replication challenge—and replicating the chandeliers in the new Apple Store on the Upper East Side provided us with a great one.

YALE LIBRARY

Aurora Lampworks Founder Dawn Ladd likes to say she got her education at Yale. That’s because Yale University discovered her shop in New Haven, CT, more than three decades ago.

CARNEGIE HALL

The old joke goes, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice.” Of course it’s really not a joke—not for performers and not for Aurora Lampworks.

ABOUT AURORA LAMPWORKS

It all started with a mauve lampshade with eight-inch fringe that I spotted in an art deco store during my first trip to Europe in 1978.

It really was love at first sight. I knew then that I wanted to reproduce lampshades just as beautiful as this one.

Back in my hometown of New Haven, CT, I asked a seamstress friend if she could make a lampshade. Covering a lampshade by hand is really hard. You have to have just the right fabric with just the right amount of elasticity to it. And then you have to have strong hands to stretch that fabric over the frame. Read More…

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