I was approached by Gary Friedman and his team from restoration Hardware this year to design a group of lights for them. Gary and the team had eaten at Camino restaurant in Oakland CA and liked the lights I had done for them. I ended up designing 11 lights for RH for the fall catalog.
These production lights are beautifully crafted, well designed and very affordable.
If you’re interested in a uniquely designed and crafted light just for you please contact me. jon at formandreform dot com
My custom work is made right here in West Oakland in my shop Form & Reform. Each piece is signed and made to make your space uniquely yours. Here is some of the custom lighting I have done.
This is a huge light! 8 feet 8 inches wide and almost 100 lights! The challenge was to make it look simple and clean and hide all the wiring. Really a wonderful space and this light ties it all together.
8’8″x10′ high Steel and cable More pictures
A friend of mine Jason gave me some vintage glass he found under some trees he was cutting down this summer. This guy had stored the contents of a east coast lighting company from the turn of the last century in an open feild 20+ years ago. Most of the steel from the gas lamps, and indoor fixtures had rusted away, but the brass and glass survived. I had to soak these shades in vinegar to get the news print they were wrapped in from the 1930′s off. Great ads! Next time I go up there I’m going to spend more time looking though what he saved.
These were made for my wife Kyrsten’s birthday. It only took me 10 years to finally hang lights in our bathroom.
Frosted scallops on the glass shade.
Hammer texture details
Rivets to hold the forged steel layers together of the wall sconce.
This is a custom light I did for a hotel lobby in Colorado. It was fun to play with old blacksmith styles and new water jet parts mixed in the same piece. The line voltage halogens eliminated the need for a heavy transformers and the light was even, pleasant and using a dimer made various moods possible with a turn or a click of the switch. It’s 5 feet across, 24″ high and 700 watts.
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This Ceiling fixture gives off wonderful contrasts of light. The optical illusion of floating frames and handmade texture make this fixture both intriguing and beautiful.
This simple single bulb light with a Bakelite socket reminds me of simpler times before we had several thousand watts of light in every room. Turn this light on, sit by the radio with a cup of tea and enjoy it’s warmth before bed.
Hand forged chain take this simple light to a new level.
Here are some examples of custom metal lighting we have made for clients. These light fixtures are hand forged in our shop in West Oakland Ca.
We also have experience with LED lighting combined with old world ironwork. This combination is economical to run, gives off a wide spectrum of lighting colors and can still fit in with Old World styles.
Contact me if your interested in a quote or have an idea of what your after.
We just finished and installed this wonderful hand forged light fixture in a private home. It looked great installed and really completes the already great patio area. These blacksmith light fixtures are hand made in our shop by Hino and I. I start with the client’s napkin drawing, photo, or drawing of what they’re after, offer them different textures, then make a site visit to get the scale and feel of the room so the fixture will work with it.
We have been doing a lot of custom metal ceiling light fixtures for homes lately. I will start posting pictures as I get them photographed.