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Designer Lighting Brands: Spotlight on Visual Comfort & Co.

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 by Andrea

For over 25 years, Visual Comfort & Co. has designed and manufactured lighting products renowned for their beauty, superior production, and exquisite attention to detail. Natural materials dominate many of the designs—think hand-rubbed antique brass, forged irons, even parchment paper.

Regarding its approach to finishes, Visual Comfort says, "We create 'living' finishes that are warm and real, fashioned to enrich and patina over time. And, we spare no detail in the realization of each design, giving our lighting true personality and integrity."

Under the leadership of head designer, Earl F. (Sandy) Chapman, Visual Comfort has led the way in producing gorgeous collections that complement a wide variety of decorative styles, including traditional and contemporary. Collections include E.F. Chapman, Thomas O'Brien, Barbara Barry, Alexa Hampton, and Suzanne Kasler. Last fall, Visual Comfort announced its newest partnerships with American interior and fashion designer Kelly Wearstler and Maryland-based Niermann Weeks.

At Wolfers, we're huge fans of this iconic brand—and so are our customers. Below are several favorite pieces.

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Visual Comfort Alexa Hampton Basil 3 Light Flush Mount in Natural Brass

This item demonstrates how a designer can take a material like brass and completely re-imagine it. Alexa Hampton is famous for creating a look that is "architectural and ageless, for both eclectic and established decors." Sounds about right in regards to this distinctive piece. Contact us for availability.

 

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Visual Comfort Thomas O'Brien Reed 3 Light Chandelier in Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass

Here's an example of one of those incredible finishes we mentioned above. The hand-rubbed antique brass is what defines this piece. O'Brien's "retro and industrial styles meet up with chic glamour and sophisticated finishes, ideal for town or country." Contact us for more information.

 

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Visual Comfort E.F. Chapman Grosvenor 2 Light Hanging Shade in Antique Burnished Brass

From the master designer himself. Sandy Chapman mixes materials for a stunning effect that is both traditional and contemporary. We love the Antique Burnished Brass finish with the Linen Shade below. Ask a sales associate for more information here

 

Which one is your favorite? Do you have any technical questions about specs or installation? We want to hear it all! Let us know or stop by and see a sales associate.

 

Topics: Decorative, Staff Picks