Brian, a new reader, emailed about a great company — Remcraft — that produces 50s and 60s style lighting — much of it near-exact replica’s of their vintage styles. (See them in the 1953 pink Formica kitchen we looked at just a few weeks ago.) Remcraft is a client of Brian’s, he is a graphic designer who himself is renovating a midcentury home. Here’s what he had to say:
Today was the first time I’d ever seen your site, and I think it’s an awesome resource.
As I mentioned, these fixtures are great because they are still made like they were in the 50′s…with some convenience and technology updates (thumbscrews versus wing nuts, and alternative energy-saving lamp options). They are usually found at lighting dealers and showrooms, and the company usually says “contact the factory for a dealer near you”. Their toll-free number is 800-327-6585, and their bullet page is here
The Swedish Modern series comes in four different sizes. The largest size retails for around $50 (one-light), $90 (two-light), and $130 (three-light).
The Classic Bullet series comes in one size, retailing for around $55 (one-light) and $100 (two-light).
The Up/Down Light retails for around $100.
Please let me know if you need more information.
No — Thank YOU, Brian, for this great resource, and welcome to the retroreno clan!