The Kinzig Design Lamp Artists
Susan Kinzig can be found designing in her San Francisco studio with her dog Mia. She received her degree from Kent State University and worked 7 years as a graphic designer. Combining her knowledge of design with her mechanical ability she began her career as a jewelry designer. Building upon her knowledge of metalwork and design, Susan expanded her creative outlook to include lighting.
She teamed up with her sister-in-law, Caryn Kinzig, to form Kinzig Design Home. They called upon other artists to blow colorful glass for the lamps. While Susie produces lamps in California, Caryn works on shades in Philadelphia.
Traditional lighting with a twist! As Susan Kinzig & Caryn Kinzig design each lamp, their goal is to create beautiful and distinctive lighting that will endure the test of time to become the heirlooms of tomorrow. Each lamp is made from solid brass and copper elements that are finished using processes that will never chip or discolor.
Kinzig Design lamps incorporate highly designed, proprietary elements with vibrant hand blown glass. The glass is blown to Kinzig Design's color and shape specifications by two well regarded glass studios.
The richly colored shades are sewn from embroidered silks and other elegant fabrics and topped with their distinctive finials that enhance these uniquely crafted pieces.
Nielsens Gifts Discovers Kinzig Design Lamps
Andrea Nielsen, President and Owner of Nielsens Gifts, discovered these beautiful lamps on her last day of Atlanta Gift Market in January 2009. This is where a number of new exciting products have been found by Nielsens Gifts over their 64 year history. Andrea's father, Arthur Nielsen, "found" some crystal from Ireland in a dark corner lower shelf of a Dallas Market Showroom many years ago and thought he might be able to sell... it was Waterford Crystal and Nielsens Gifts was the first store in the state of Oklahoma to carry Waterford.
Andrea Nielsen loves art and small business. She was stopped by the beauty of these artful lamps and had an immediate connection to Kinzig Design when she found that the Kinzig sisters design the lamps together. She knew Nielsens was the place for these works of art because when her parents started Nielsens in 1946 - they started the store by selling their wedding gifts and making lamps. Her father, Arthur Nielsen, made the lamps from customer's heirloom vases, etc. and her mother, Dorothy Nielsen, hand made the silk shades for each lamp. Andrea ordered a selection of lamps and Nielsens' customers love them!
All Kinzig Design Lamps Have Names
Roxy (a best seller) is a 29" table lamp with violet and blue colored blown glass pieces with an embroidered silk taffeta shade.Anna has a large carmel colored opaque blown glass with blue/carmel embroidered duppioni. One of Andrea's favorites is Maggie, a 29" table lamp with a green "diamond" shaped blown glass with a green silk embroidered shade with floral / vine design and a double leaf finial. There are 17 Kinzig Design floor lamps and 53 table lamps to select from on NielsensGifts.com website. We always have several in stock and if not the one you want, they usually ship in one to two weeks. And, shipping / delivery is currently free on all Kinzig lamp purchases.
One of the newest floor lamps is Benny... with green and salmon colored blown glass; vintage fuchsia colored embroidered silk shade with beaded trip. When you look at the Kinzig Lamps on NielsensGifts.com, click on the images until you get the largest photo; the image quality is almost as good as seeing the lamp itself.
We think you will be as impressed as we have been when you discover these unique, high quality and absolutely beautiful lamps. You will want to light your home with these beautiful treasures!
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