From a historical perspective, these two classic styles are rooted in the Arts & Crafts Movement emerging in Europe in the late 1800’s and are a direct result of the impact of the Industrial Revolution and the need for craftsman to keep their livelihood by creating superior handmade furniture, lighting, and textiles whose quality and attention to detail far exceeded factory made products.
The Mission style movement in America developed from 1900 to 1930’s and was greatly influenced by architect Frank Lloyd Wright who introduced the Prairie School style in house design and home décor. Commonly, the main visual identifiers of Craftsman lighting and Mission style lighting is the use of simple horizontal and vertical lines in the design. Other characteristics include geometric shapes, warm dark tones, natural materials, and art glass to accentuate the Craftsman and Mission style motif design in homes.
Still trending today are the classic and timeless characteristics of Mission and Craftsman style architecture and the need to update and refresh the lighting in many period American homes.
Art glass table and floor lamps emulating Tiffany design have become the signature lighting pieces that symbolize quality, craftmanship and an enduring complement to exceptional Mission and Craftsman style architecture.
Geometric forms suggest modern style, while dark, quality materials recall the fashionable lighting of the past and each create the desire for homeowners to surround themselves with quality lighting whether their décor is vintage, traditional, contemporary, or just comfy casual.