Following up on more leads for sputnik chandeliers, we discovered what look to be six great sources for seven styles of midcentury style double cone lights aka “bowtie” sconces — all made in the USA and ranging in price from $79-$205 each. Surely there are original vintage fixtures like these cone lights out there to be found. But, if your lighting project requires matching multiples — which can be difficult to source vintage, or, if you want to avoid a long search — well, golly, these look like lovely options to have.
1. Practical Props:
One of our favorite sources for affordable midcentury style lighting made in the USA, Practical Props offers two styles of double cone sconce lights. Their designs include pinholes — what fun! Right now, this light — in satin brass — is on sale for $79. It also comes in aluminum, $99.
Pam and I especially like Practical Props’ anodized brushed/satin brass model (above). Nom nom to its sleek, all-one-piece design, which gives it a seamless hourglass figure. (Made Pam think of… Spanx, teehee.) The pinholes, arranged in diamond shapes, are also done quite nicely.
Updated 10/22/2015 — Need cone lights rated for damp exterior use? Practical Props has introduced these, too.
2. Starlight Modern Lighting:
These cone lights from Starlight Lighting via etsy.com, can be configured for direct wiring, or…
…corded with a plug so kaboom you can hang them right on your wall sans the need for an electrician. This design — slightly different from the others — also is quite lovely. We like seeing that little extra space in the middle of fixture. No pinholes, but I guess you could say that makes it less screamy. These sconces are handmade by owner Sheridan. He sells them for $99 each.
Above: Rejuvenation’s Galaxy design brings yet another design twist to the mix — note how the upper cone is a narrow shape — lovely! Also a positive for this fixture: It’s available in four finishes — bronze tone, brushed aluminum, white enamel and black enamel. $205, made by the Rejuv team in Portland.
4. Hip Haven
Hip Haven tells us that they purchase parts for these lights from California and powder coat and assemble them on-site in Texas — the variation that Hip Haven offers is exclusively theirs, they say. Want a different powder-coated color? Hip Haven also can also custom color the lights to order.
The stock light is spun aluminum and has a silver-grey powder coat. They are appropriate for covered outdoor and retail for $175. The bare aluminum version is currently available for $149, but will probably be discontinued, Hip Haven advises, because they are limited to indoor use and rarely sell.
5. Jonathan Adler
Jonathan Adler offers a modern take on the classic midcentury bow tie cone sconce light with his Havana half-wall sconce. This steel fixture is available in powder coated white with a polished nickel accent for $147.40 at LampsPlus.com.