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7 Resources NYC Light Fixture Designers Must Have

 

I work with designers, creatives and architects here in NYC. Whenever they are designing light fixtures, they usually need to work with a few different providers, in order to get all their components together. Below I listed the local providers I normally recommend. I did list myself for 3 of the services (I wouldn't do what I do if I didn't think I was doing a good job). 

 

1. Light Fixture Manufacturers

When your making a light fixture, you will need a team to put it all together for you, after you got all your components figured out.

This is a part I do for many of my clients. They bring the glass parts, the crystals and we provide the metal, then assemble and wire the light fixture. 

New York CMI
47-28 37th St 1st Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101
(929)346-1193

2. Custom Glass Manufacturers
When you are designing a chandelier, pendant, sconce or lamp, you will often need glass. I always recommend Flickinger Glassworks.

Many of my clients use them and tend to be very happy with the results. I have done work for Flickinger and they have done work for me. They are very professional. 

Flickinger Glassworks
175 Van Dyke St. Pier 41
Brooklyn, NY 11231
T: 718.875.1531

3. Custom Shade Manufacturers
If you are designing a lamp or a sconce, you probably need shades! Unless you are buying them already made, you will need to design the shade. A custom lamp manufacturer will make it for you. 

Here is a company that I have heard is great. I have never used them before though. 

Just Shades
21 Spring St 
New York, NY 10012
(212)966-2757

4. Crystal Prisms Providers

Are you designing a chandelier? Depending on the style you choose, you might need crystals. 

I have personally ordered crystals from Antique Lamp Supply for my clients. They were very professional and the crystals were great quality. 

Antique Lamp Supply
(Online Store)

5. UL Certification Providers

Light fixtures that are secured to a wall or ceiling should be certified for safety standards. Safety is one reason.

The other reason is, an electrician might not pass a house inspection if the wall/ceiling fixtures are not certified.

The reason being, if there is a fire, and the fixtures weren't certified, the electrician is liable. 

We are certified by UL (Underwriters Laboratories) to wire, test and certify secured light fixtures. 

New York CMI
47-28 37th St 1st Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101
(929)346-1193

6. 3D Printing & 3D Modeling Service Providers

Sometimes, the part you want for your custom light fixture, just doesn't exist. Your best option here is to get 3D Modeling of what you want, and then having it 3D printed. With that you get get it brass casted at a foundry. (We are also a foundry). 

Shape Ways is probably the biggest 3D printing company in the area. They do great work. I listed there information below. 

I also offer 3D printing. I use a form labs printer, which does great printing in resin. However, this is not my main expertise, so I do first recommend Shape Ways. 

Shape Ways
30-02 48th Ave,
Long Island City, NY 11101

New York CMI
47-28 37th St 1st Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101
(929)346-1193

 

7. Furniture Shipping Service Providers

I personally don't ship. I leave it up to my clients. The companies below are who most of my clients use and trust. I have met there staff on many occasions. They are very careful and very professional. 

Gander & White Shipping Inc
21-44 44th Rd,
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)784-8444

White Glove Transportation
269 Randolph St.
Brooklyn, NY 11237
(718)628-8900

 

Making custom light fixtures can be a wild ride... There is a lot to decide. I made this list so that you can have some local NYC resources at hand to help you along the way. I have seen the look on our clients faces when the light fixture is done. It's a great feeling, and I know they can't wait to see the look on their clients face as well. Happy designing to you all! I'll leave you with my favorite quote.

"Hope is not a strategy, luck is not a factor, fear is not an option." James Cameron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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