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Made in Oakland

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

DSC_0054Horseless Carriage Wheel

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.

Spanish Revival Lights8 light chandelier

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.

DSC_0162Radial Line

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.

Gioia Light Fixture

Enjoy some highly-rated pizza under these lights at Gioia Pizzeria in San Francisco, CA. 17 Gioia lights also hang in Github’s SF office dining area.

60″ wide and 90″ tall with 15 Edison Bulbs in Brass sockets

 DSC_0258Bridge Fixture

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.

DSC_0297I. 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. These fixtures can be savored, along with a great meal, at Tribune Tavern in Oakland.

DSC_0324Cake 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 reflects on raw black steel. 36″ x 36″ tall.

DSC_0416-horizontalStarbucks Column

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.

Hutch-McGriffHutch Chandeliers

These two chandeliers in Uptown Oakland’s popular Hutch Restaurant respond to the request for, “restrained design that manages to be both intimate and bold.” Quote and image by McGriff Architects.

github-passthrough-byHatch-Eva KolenkoI Beam Service Rail

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′

Spider Fixture for 8

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.

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. They come in 3 sizes and up to 3 layers. Hung by twisted cotton cord, or pipe with a canopy to match.

Square Bar Light Fixture

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.

DSC_0012Baker Light

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.

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

Brea’s Bread & Breakfast

Brea asked me to make new lighting for her Bread & Breakfast in West Oakland.

24″ by 22″ high in hand forged steel.

Kantor Light Fixture

This is a light I just did for a local home here in California. 24″ x 24″ Iron Seen here with carbon element bulbs.

That’s a Plenty of light fixture

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

Woodside Light Fixture

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

Red Rabbit Light Fixture

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.

Hillman Light fixture

This light is designed for a private home with very tall ceilings and a large room.

Boncher Light Fixture

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.

Camino Light with Patina

A client asked for a smaller version of the light I made for Camino’s restaurant.

48×60″ Patina steel

DSC_0542-horizontal cropMandy Light

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.

Square Light

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

Bathroom Lights

Made from vintage glass shades I found in Marin, CA.

6″ x 9″ Steel and glass

Hotel Lobby Fixture

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.

Julie Henry Fixtures

This is one of several production lights I did for a company designed by a good friend Julie Henry

6×10″ Glass & Steel

DSC_0040Richman Sconce

This versatile sconce features a rich, rock-like surface and a classic design that works well flanking a front door or lining a hallway.

City Hall lights

This light was designed for Richmond City Hall and features an LED controller. This light can color change to match any event or Holiday.

Three Chain Light

Hand forged chain take this simple light to a new level.

 Carbon Bulb Light

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.

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