Many Options Exist with Minka Lavery Lighting
Jun 02, 2008 | by Wendy Weinert
Minka Lavery lighting is recognized all over the world as a quality manufacturer of affordable, tasteful lighting products. Interestingly you may own Minka Lavery lighting as many people do not realize that it is marketed under other names such as Ambience, metropolitan and George Kovacs.
There are so many different types and styles of Minka Lavery lighting that the best way to discuss them is to divide them into three groups – contemporary, traditional and transitional lighting.
Contemporary Minka Lavery lighting is sold under a number of collections including Acquiaition, Paradox, Lineage, Radius, Taylor, Sunrise and Tiburon. As the name implies this Minka Lavery lighting style features more modern looking fixtures. In general the fixtures tend to be constructed out brushed metals, in silvers and black. The lighting cups also tend to be smaller and brighter. The styles can be called post modern plays on lamp styles from other eras such as the Art Deco or Edwardian area.
Traditional Minka Lavery lighting is more rustic in style and fits in more with the very popular pioneer, country or Victorian styles of lighting. Many examples have a distinct French flair that is reminiscent of the days of Toulouse Lautrec. In the Minka Lavery traditional collection there are such brand names as Auburn, Bartois, Bergere, Camden, Covington Manor, Romance, Seville and Villa Soleil.
The main distinction between the traditional Minka Lavery lighting and the contemporary is that the traditional styles are very retro in detail and come in all kinds of different delightful styles and colors. The lamp cups are large, bell shaped and embellished with engravings and scallops.
In terms of transitional lighting, Minka Lavery offers a lot of styles for the hallway. There are a variety of gorgeous smaller single hanging lights and Minka Lavery wall sconces available in such styles as Aegean, Aglis, Caspian and Dakota. There is even an antique iron collection as well as many wrought iron fixtures for the hallway. Many of the lamp shells in this category of collections are gorgeous opaque glass in pearly pinks and creamy whites. The styles available are a mixture of Art Deco, Victorian and rustic country approaches to lamp design.
Minka Lavery lighting also makes some very plain functional looking fixtures. These more innocuous looking fixtures that are not so showy are found in their flush mount collection which conists mainly of screw in globes or dishes that function as shades. These are more for the home decorator who wants the lighting to be less of a standout feature in a room.
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