Here are some examples of custom metal lighting I have made for clients. These light fixtures are hand forged in my shop in West Oakland, CA and are made to order.
Custom chandeliers run from $1,800 for a small, simple fixture to $12,000 for a large, complex installation. Most 4′ to 5′ single tier fixtures are in the $3,000-$5,000 range. Please contact me with the size and style you are looking for, we can go over the options and I can give you a quote. Email jon (at) formandreform (dot) com
We took the classic Wagon Wheel fixture and moved it into the next century. Inspired by the horseless carriage of the 1900′s, this versatile light can be customized with either offset or flat spokes. It is very scalable to fit your home, business or restaurant.
I am collaborating with a client on a series of chandeliers, sconces, and exterior fixtures for his Spanish Colonial Revival home. The first five fixture designs are 8, 6, & 4 bulb chandeliers and 1 & 2 bulb sconces. The designs all feature crosses and heavy surface textures to compliment the existing architectural details.
The Radial Line series was inspired by the spiny creatures drawn by biologist Ernst Haeckel. These elegant lights combine bulbs hanging from fabric cords with radial metal arms for a highly adjustable fixture.
60″ wide and 90″ tall with 15 Edison Bulbs in Brass sockets
The Bridge Light came from the inspiration of local bay area bridges. Very functional joints and attachment points with a playful swirl of lights in the center. This light is 36″ wide.
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. These fixtures can be savored, along with a great meal, at Tribune Tavern in Oakland.
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 reflects on raw black steel. 36″ x 36″ tall.
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.
The I Beam Service Rail hangs over a pass-through at GitHub’s SF offices, connecting the kitchen and dining room. I pieced together various types of stock to elevate the stock “I” beam to fit the modern industrial space. The rail hangs from two points, providing ample illumination with minimal installation effort. 10′ x 6′
The Spider light fixture came out of my fascination of vintage industrial lighting. I have a 1920′s single arm version of this over my lathe in the shop and I thought wouldn’t it be wonderful if each person setting at the dining table could adjust the lighting to suit their needs. Here is where that thought took me. Lighting for 8. See them in the wild at Oakland’s Tribune Tavern.
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. They come in 3 sizes and up to 3 layers. Hung by twisted cotton cord, or pipe with a canopy to match.
A great fixtures to hang several over your bar, a cozy corner of the restaurant or above each dining table. Great for tall ceilings. Casts light to the ceiling and table top, but not at your eyes.
I took the Gioia light fixture and made it even simpler. The wires are in each tube and with the single loop bulb it’s a clean ring of light.
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
Brea asked me to make new lighting for her Bread & Breakfast in West Oakland.
24″ by 22″ high in hand forged steel.
This is a light I just did for a local home here in California. 24″ x 24″ Iron Seen here with carbon element bulbs.
Light of Plenty for any room. This light flows from the ceiling filling the room with warm light. Hand forged details on every piece of steel.
Lighting fixture 24″ x 36″ high.
Forged iron, glass and AC
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 wonder space and this light ties it all together.
8’8″x10′ high Steel and cable
This fixture was designed for Red Rabbit in Sacramento, CA. The client wanted a finish to match her old kitchen ware from the 1930′s. This light looks great above the bar and is the center piece as you walk in.
This light is designed for a private home with very tall ceilings and a large room.
This fixture was designed for a Victorian home here in the Bay Area. The client 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 windows of the house.
A client asked for a smaller version of the light I made for Camino’s restaurant.
48×60″ Patina steel
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.
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.
12x12x20″ high Steel & glass
Corner Cafe Light
Made from vintage glass shades I found in Marin, CA.
6″ x 9″ Steel and glass
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 eliminates the need for a heavy transformers and the light is even, pleasant and using a dimer makes various moods possible with a turn or a click of the switch. It’s 5 feet across, 24″ high and 700 watts.
This is one of several production lights I did for a company designed by a good friend Julie Henry
6×10″ Glass & Steel
This versatile sconce features a rich, rock-like surface and a classic design that works well flanking a front door or lining a hallway.
This light was designed for Richmond City Hall and features an LED controller. This light can color change to match any event or Holiday.
Hand forged chain take this simple light to a new level.
Great old fashion way to light a room. A row of these work great above a bar. I can custom make these to match your needs.spirit house, great room, lobby, hall, retail, big, giant, large, light, fixture, ceiling, commercial, industrial, simple, lighting, Steampunk, forged, lights, arc, basic, big, bulb, cabin, carbon, chain, country, custom, dining, room, Edison, entry, family, fashion, forge, game, glass, great, hand, made, huge, iron, large, light, lighting, living, lobby, local, metal, modern, oilpunk, old, one, kind, patina, pool, ring, rope, rust, rustic, rusty, simple, steel, streamline, warm, wrought, dining room, great room, handmade, living room, one of a kind, bulb, bulbrite, vintage, nostalgic, historic, authentic, chandelier, restaurant, antique, Victorian, Ferrowatt, classic, steel, patina, historical, Hospitality Lighting, historical, hotel, steel, metal, Bakelite, phenolic, brass, gas, cotton, wire, rayon, twisted, pair, 1940’s, 1930’s, 1920’s, 1910’s, 1900’s, 1890’s, 1880’s, black, clear, natural, organic, nature, rivet, French, Basque, Spanish, French industrial,