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Richman Sconce

Richman Sconce The first thing most people notice about the Richman Sconce is its lush, organic texture. We achieve this finish by collecting the steel scale from around the forge and pound it back into the piece using the power hammer. The resulting surface is almost rock-like, with high points of bright silver steel juxtaposed...

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Boiler Bar

Boiler Bar After seeing our West Oakland shop's Boiler Bar a colleague commissioned a replica for his Atlanta based company's space. He wanted a bar that was simultaneously functional and fun. Since nothing says fun quite like 15' fire balls he chose this bar to be the focal point for BoBo Intriguing Objects' company events....

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Athena Calderone

Featuring Form & Reform custom chandelier and custom rope-hung mirror; architecture by Bates Masi Archictect, and interior by Rawlins Calderone Design. Elle Decor 07/2014. Architectural Digest France 07-08/2013. Living etc 04/2013 Contemporist 01/2013 Interior Design: Best of Year 12/2012 Afflante 03/2012.

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Radial Line Light

Radial Line Light The Radial Line series was inspired by the spiny creatures drawn by biologist and artist Ernst Haeckel. Click here for more pictures These elegant lights are highly adjustable. Bulbs hang from fabric cords that pass through metal arms and through a central hub. When the hub is raised the fixture takes on...

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Starbucks Column Light

Starbucks Column Light Starbucks approached me to create a prominent fixture for their downtown San Francisco flagship store. I used the existing I-beam column in the restaurant to anchor this 3-tier site-specific light. [gallery type="slideshow" ids="2421,2425,2420,2417,2422,2418"] More pictures

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Horseless Carriage Wheel with Flat Spokes

Horseless Carriage Wheel with Flat Spokes This version of the Horseless Carriage Wheel was scaled down for a San Francisco eating establishment called Caffe Central. I reduced the size and number of spokes while keeping the fixture's signature features. [gallery type="slideshow" ids="2363,2368,2364,2366,2367,2365,2357,2362,2360"] More pictures of flat spoke Horseless Carriage Wheel lights Pictures of offset spoke...

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Spanish Revival Lights

Spanish Revival Lights This series of Spanish Revival lights is phase one of a three phase project. Phase two will tackle exterior lighting and phase three will focus on the backyard and garage cottage. The client and I collaborated on the design of 3 sizes of chandeliers as well as 2 styles of sconces to...

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Mandy Light

Mandy The Mandy light was designed to anchor a large space while maintaining an airy feel. When installed in the living room of the large hillside home this sparkly piece can be seen from many angles yet does not block the magnificent views. 36" x 108" tall. More pictures [gallery type="slideshow" ids="2266,2267,2269,2268,2271,2270,2272,2273"]  

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I Beam Service Rail

 I Beam Service Rail The I Beam Service Rail hangs over a pass-through, connecting the kitchen and dining room. By piecing together various types of stock I elevated the appearance of the typical "I" beam to fit the modern industrial space. The rail hangs from two points, providing ample illumination with minimal installation effort. 10'...

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The Oil Punk of Oakland

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Cake Fixture

  I wanted a big solid fixture that owned the center of the room. I was also interested in Bulbrite's new mini Nostalgic bulb and how it reflexes on raw black steel. 36" x 36" tall. More pictures [gallery ids="2163,2162,2161,2160,2158,2157,2155,2154,2153"]  

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Horseless Carriage Wheel

Horseless Carriage Wheel More pictures of wheel lights with offset spokes We took the classic Wagon Wheel fixture and moved it into the next century. Inspired by the horseless carriage of the 1900's we found this wheel right here in our shop. It was attached to a WWII era fire extinguisher used to fight fires...

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Baker Light

Baker Light   I took the Gioia light fixture and made it even simpler. The wires are in each tube and with the single loop light bulb it's a clean ring of light. More pictures [gallery ids="2027,2028,2029,2030,2031,2032,2033,2034,2035"]

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Bridge Light Fixture

Bridge Light Fixture The Bridge Light came from the inspiration of bay area bridges. I also got a chance to see a destroyed turn of the century bridge at my friend Fritz's shop at the Last CBA blacksmith conference in October. Very functional joints and attachment points with a playful swirl of lights in the...

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Tribune Tavern Lights

The Tribune Tavern is the latest venture from Chris Pastena of Chop Bar and Temoor Noor of Grand Tavern. They approached me to add my industrial Oakland style to this project's lighting. A century ago, the Oakland Tribune used the tower’s ground floor as its “local room” – a large, open space where reporters from...

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Spider Fixture for 8

Spider Fixture for 8 The Spider light fixture came out of my fascination for vintage industrial lighting. I have a 1920's single arm version of this over my lathe in the shop. It got me thinking, wouldn't it be wonderful if each person sitting at the dining table could adjust the lighting to suit their...

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I. P. Frink Mirror Fixture

I. P. Frink Mirror Fixture I.P. Frink made lights at the dawn of the electrical age. I love this era of functionality and design.  This light makes a wonderful focal point of light in the room and the reflected patterns from the bulbs are over-the-top beautiful. The patterns in these pictures are from changing only...

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Hillman Lightfixture

This light is for a private home with very tall ceilings and a large room. I can't wait to see it installed! 76" wide bottom ring, 52" top ring, and 120" tall.      More Pictures [gallery link="file" order="DESC" orderby="title"]

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Bakers Half Doz

Bakers Half Doz This light would look good in a kitchen, bakery, or an industrial modern home or loft. Brushed forged steel and porcelain sockets. 24" wide and 24" high More pictures [gallery link="file" order="DESC" orderby="title"]  

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Candida Pendents

Candida Pendents These lights were designed as a pendent light for bars, kitchens, hallways or anywhere a cute source of light is needed. They complement my large lights and work great to fill in the edges of your house, or restaurant light plan. Each one is uniquely formed Red hot under our 20 ton press....

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Brea Light Fixture

Brea asked me to make new lighting for her Bread & Breakfast in West Oakland. 24" by 22" high in hand forged steel.  More Pictures [gallery link="file" order="DESC" orderby="title"]

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Gioia Light Fixture

Gioia Light Fixture     More Pictures 60" wide and 90" tall 15 Edison Bulbs in Brass sockets This is going in a new restaurant in SF CA. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" orderby="title"]

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Red Rabbit Light Fixture

Red Rabbit Light Fixture This fixture was designed for Red Rabbit in Sacramento CA. She wanted a finish to match old kitchen ware from the 1930's. This light looks great above the bar and is the center piece as you walk in. More pictures [gallery] Red Rabbit Bar Custom Lighting

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Boncher Light Fixture

  Boncher Light Fixture This fixture was designed for a Victorian home here in the Bay Area. She wanted to modernize the look of the dining room light but keep the feel of the house. This light will look great with her rustic table and will be very visible from the street though the bay...

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DIY Fire Pit Kit

Fire Kits for DIY backyard fire projects. I have various options available to fit the needs of your fire pit or fire garden.

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Square Bar Light Fixture

Square Bar Light Fixture Great fixtures to hang over your bar, a cozy corner of the restaurant or above each dining table. Great for tall ceilings. Warmly brightens the room with light cast up toward the ceiling and to the table top at your eye's level. Pictures More Light Fixtures [gallery link="file" order="DESC" orderby="title"]  

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Woodside light

Woodside Light This is a huge light! 8 feet 8 inches wide and almost 100 lights! The challenge I was given was to make it look simple and clean and to hide all of the wiring. Really a wonderful space and this light ties it all together. 8'8"x10' high Steel and cable More pictures  ...

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Pan Coat Rack

In addition to making strange fire stuff and art cars I make some wonderful, practical, safe things for your home. Here is a coat rack I designed and made for Form & Reform.     The mythological god Pan, a playful and mischievous character, had the torso of a man and the legs of a...

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SFMOMA Artist Gallery {Wondrous Strange} Opening

A Wondrous Strange night at SFMOMA Gallery What a great show! I love shows where art and craft meet and these artists are gifted in both. Fantastic use of real materials and humor. Look for Kathy Aoki  showing the “Tomb Room” and several other artifacts from the Gwen Stefani Archaeological Dig ( 2468-2478 A.D.). [ezcol_1third] Zolie...

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Tar Pit Family Fun at LACMA

We call ourselves Oilpunk so it's only fitting that we visit the source, the Mecca, the La Brea Tar pits (right next to the LACMA). [ezcol_1third] The Golden Mean looking for some oil at the tar pits [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third] Gary Baseman's "Giggle and Pop!" |ChouChous  and the Golden Mean [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end] Giving rides on the Electrobite [/ezcol_1third_end]...

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