Chicago Family

We first spotted our new Chicago Collection in an 1883 catalogue from S. Bergmann & Co. of New York. Sigmund Bergmann was Thomas Edison's partner – while Edison worked on his light bulb, Bergmann worked on electric fixtures that could use it. For the Chicago fixtures, Bergmann adopted the wire shade clips, which allow the shade to float slightly and emit a lovely halo of illumination around the socket. Shrewdly, he also used a metal shade to better reflect the dim light of Edison's bulbs. We’ve finished the shade’s interior in Polished Brass to create an always-flattering, golden quality of light.

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Chicago Pendant
Chicago Pendant

$200.00

Designed in the earliest days of electric lights, the Chicago Collection is based on fixtures we found in an 1883 catalogue from S. Bergmann & Co. of New York. If that name sounds familiar, it may be because Sigmund Bergmann was Thomas Edison's partner. While Edison worked on his light bulb,...

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Chicago Pendant
Chicago Pendant

$200.00

Designed in the earliest days of electric lights, the Chicago Collection is based on fixtures we found in an 1883 catalogue from S. Bergmann & Co. of New York. If that name sounds familiar, it may be because Sigmund Bergmann was Thomas Edison's partner. While Edison worked on his light bulb,...

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Chicago Chandelier
Chicago Chandelier

Industrial Two-Arm Articulated Chandelier

$895.00

Flexible. Smart. Beautiful. This chandelier has it all. Based on fixtures we found in an 1883 catalogue from S. Bergmann & Co. of New York, it features two double-jointed arms that you can swing to the angle you prefer. Stretched to their fullest, the arms' wingspan reaches almost four feet....

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Chicago Chandelier
Chicago Chandelier

Industrial Two-Arm Articulated Chandelier

$895.00

Flexible. Smart. Beautiful. This chandelier has it all. Based on fixtures we found in an 1883 catalogue from S. Bergmann & Co. of New York, it features two double-jointed arms that you can swing to the angle you prefer. Stretched to their fullest, the arms' wingspan reaches almost four feet....

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Chicago Wall Bracket
Chicago Wall Bracket

Industrial Articulated Wall Sconce

$295.00

The Chicago Collection was born around the same time as electricity. Makes sense, given that the 1883 originals were manufactured by Sigmund Bergmann, Thomas Edison's partner. As Edison worked on his light bulb, Bergmann worked on the means to show it off. Because those early bulbs were so dim, ...

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Chicago Two-Arm Table Lamp

Industrial Two-Arm Articulated Desk Lamp | Was $695

$549.99

Had you witnessed the advent of electric lights, you might have seen the original of this desk lamp. It was offered in an 1883 catalogue from S. Bergmann & Co. of New York, just as gas lamps were giving way to their electrified siblings. Sigmund Bergmann, in fact, was one of the fathers of e...

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