This fantastic city has so much to offer to everyone that has the brilliant idea to visit Los Angeles. If you are addicted in Lighting Design as us, you’ll find there a bunch of Lighting Stores. Check some of them on our Los Angeles Lighting Stores guide.
Design Within Reach
A robust collection of mid-century designs rounds out Design Within Reach’s lighting selection, but the true finds in this boutique are out-of-the-ordinary eye-catchers, including Poul Henningsen’s Artichoke line (the name says it all) and the Superordinate Antler items, designed by Jason Miller for Roll & Hill.
Luce della Citta
Boasting a strong focus on Murano glass pieces, this Italian home décor boutique’s name translates to “light of the city”; since summer 2013, it has been a bright spot in the Malibu Country Mart. Here, hand-blown, one-of-a-kind Murano luxury glass chandeliers find their place amid a finely curated selection of lighting from the likes of Armani/Casa and Roberto Cavalli Home. Bellissima!
Space-age George Nelson bubble lamps are the real showstoppers at this gallery, which prides itself on an extensive collection of lighting and modern furniture, primarily crafted in Los Angeles. To re-create the pendants (which first appeared in 1952), Modernica turns to tried-and-true methods and materials, resulting in pieces built to last. Bonus? Everyone looks better in the warm, diffused light they produce. Trust us.
Let your mid-century fantasies run wild at this spot, where vintage lighting rules the roost. Owners Angie Zupan and Nadir Zafai have scoured the globe to build this unrivaled collection of sconces and chandeliers with a focus on European designs and pieces spanning the 1940s through 1970s.
Look no further than this beloved local gallery for statement-making lighting. Owner Stefan Lawrence is constantly on the search for “new and exciting” brands such as Tom Dixon and Bocci, which glow alongside pieces from smaller ateliers including Lindsey Adelman and Bec Brittain. Starting this month, the selection has a new home at Twentieth’s Neil M. Denari–designed location, just down the block.
This New York-founded lighting showroom casts a warm glow on La Cienega with its antique collection and in-house lines, including the signature Tony Duquette for Remains collection, which pays homage to the Golden State with its reflective California sunburst chandelier. Less dramatic but equally sophisticated are the lanterns by both Mercer and Sorenson, the latter featuring mouth-blown glass globes wrapped in handwoven wire fabric (a tasteful and unexpected nod to a safety feature in historical factory lighting).
Is your family heirloom fixture in need of a little love? Call upon Filament Lighting, the go-to guys in town for expert lighting refurbishment. The showroom also boasts an array of vintage and modern works, ranging from a trippy, colored glass rod-bedecked Venini chandelier to a more subdued, but equally striking lotus-shaped candelabra pendant.
Head to Highland Avenue to comb through Blackman Cruz’s selection of luminous treasures—a tightly curated mix of off-the-wall pieces sourced by founders Adam Blackman and David Cruz. The design duo’s in-house line, BC Workshop, adds to the already robust selection of modern and throwback finds, including its pendulum-like Brass Ball–series sconce, created in collaboration with jewelry designer and artist Lika Moore.
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