The Circa team had a fantastic time in High Point as we do every market. The recently expanded Visual Comfort showroom was filled many new products, alongside the classic pieces we never seem to tire of. Some of our most beloved designers – E.F. Chapman, Thomas O’Brien, Alexa Hampton, Suzanne Kasler, and Barbara Barry – had several new designs that we can’t wait to get our hands on. Scroll through our snaps from market for a sneak peek of the fixtures that will be available on our website in the coming months!
Thomas O’Brien porcelain lamps in several colors
Glass shades for everyone’s favorite Bryant Sconce by Thomas O’Brien
Interesting and beautiful new designs by Barbara Barry
A new twist on the classic Basil and Sophia Flush Mounts by Alexa Hampton
Colored porcelain was a theme throughout as shown in these beauties by Alexa Hampton
This market was an exceptionally exciting one, as Visual Comfort introduced two new collections: Kelly Wearstler and Nierman Weeks. Both of these collaborations were all the buzz this market, and we took a few photos to give you a preview of our favorites:
Geometric ceiling pieces by Kelly Wearstler
Gorgeous alabaster lamps and sconces by Kelly Wearstler
A Kelly Wearstler signature, perforated metals made their way to these flush mounts
Mirrored Sconces in different shapes by Nierman Weeks
Stunning feathered sconce by Nierman Weeks
Endless crystal and bling throughout the Nierman Weeks collection
As always, the Aerin and Ralph Lauren lines blew us away with the beautiful and sophisticated additions to their collections.
AERIN knows how to bring the glam!
The iconic Heather has a new sister in green and blue glass
Can’t wait to get our hands (and yours) on these AERIN porcelain table lamps
A polished display at Ralph Lauren
We know these Ralph Lauren rope lanterns will be an instant classic
Look for these fixtures and many, many others on our website as they become available in the coming months!
“I am interested in how to bring things of the past into better design for the time of now.”
Thomas O’Brien is a master of reinvention when it comes to modern style. Known for his ability to blend vintage elegance with streamlined minimalism, O’Brien’s work can be appreciated by fans of all generations of design.
A space designed by O’Brien, featuring the Hammond Column Lamp
O’Brien’s collection of lighting for Visual Comfort & Co. is one of the company’s most extensive and successful lines.
“One of my favorite areas of design is lighting. I like its mechanical and technical aspects, as a true product of 20th century modern design. Much of what I do falls into the range of functional modern and industrial modern lights; but each season, we also try to present something surprising that is more formal or traditional in feeling.”
Large Farlane Chandelier in Polished Nickel | O’Brien’s sketch of the fixture
His collection produced Circa Lighting’s best-selling fixture of all time: the Bryant Sconce. Our customers love the classic look and versatility of this simple yet refined fixture. The fabulous price point and consistent availability of the Bryant certainly contribute to its popularity as well.
The Bryant Sconce is available in Polished Nickel, Antique Brass, Bronze, and Antique Nickel
In all of these endeavors, O’Brien is a collector first, who gathers the world of beautiful things that give a life meaning as well as style. A passionate merchant, he founded Aero Ltd., the iconic home boutique that is the retail face of his design firm, Aero Studios.
A display inside Aero Ltd., O’Brien’s home boutique
In addition to his line for Visual Comfort & Co., O’Brien holds product partnerships with Safavieh, Hickory Chair, Reed & Barton, Groundworks, Waterworks, and Target.
To see more from Thomas O’Brien’s lighting collection, visit us at circalighting.com.
One of the best ways to experience our unparalleled collection of lighting is to visit any of our beautifully designed retail showrooms. Of course, we realize that not all of our customers are within range of one of our showrooms, and we have done our best to extend our unique showroom experience through Google tours.
Napa Valley natives Robert Jr. and Lydia Mondavi combine wine country’s casual elegance with coastal charm in their new Beaufort, SC retreat. We were thrilled to be a partner on this project and design a lighting scheme fitting of the couple’s stunning beach home.
The home, designed by Reu Architects, sits on the banks of Port Royal Sound and overlooks Parris Island. Multi-level screened porches at the rear exterior allow the couple to take full advantage of their picturesque waterfront view.
Plush linen couches and eye-catching prints create an inviting atmosphere in the living room. The vintage oak finish of the Roark 50″ Modular Ring Chandelier was a natural choice for the couple, who floored their home entirely with reclaimed wood from decommissioned wine barrels. A stylish Tripod Floor Lamp and patterned stone Stockard Table Lamp balance the room with ease.
The Mondavi home would not be complete without a wet bar and state-of-the-art wine gallery. The bar’s backsplash is made of reclaimed wood from Mondavi Reserve barrells, and is lit by a Symbolic Fragment Wall Sconce in bronze. A Cranbrook Lantern hangs in the pantry of the gallery, which displays and preserves a selection of the Mondavi family’s ever-growing collection of wines.
Crystal chandeliers have been enchanting us for centuries. Dating back to medieval times, long before electricity, chandeliers were fitted with candles and hung from the ceiling to illuminate a room. Chandeliers were most commonly found in castles and used to signify fortune and rank. Around the 17th century, advancements in glass making brought down the cost of glass and lead crystal, leading to new models of chandeliers using this glass. The refractive surface of the hand-cut and polished glass maximized the candle light and helped to create a beautiful focal point for the room.
Whether your space is lavish or casual, fall in love with the sparkle of our crystal chandeliers, table lamps, and sconces. Check out our current hot list for crystal styles that are in stock and available to ship now!
“Living beautifully should be effortless.” — Aerin Lauder
Estee Lauder and young Aerin Lauder
Aerin Lauder, founder of global luxury lifestyle brand, AERIN, has a family legacy of stylish living. As the granddaughter of beauty icon, Estee Lauder, Aerin was inspired by Estee’s brilliant business savvy, sense of style, and passion for family equal to her love of beauty. Aerin started out at Estee Lauder in summer jobs, and after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School of Communications in 1992, Aerin began her career at Estee Lauder full-time. She worked her way up through the company before holding various executive roles including Senior Vice President and Creative Director. She maintains her role as Style and Image Director for Estee Lauder.
Although cosmetics and beauty are a major part of her heritage, Aerin’s real passion is accessories and home. Her lifestyle brand, launched in 2012, is based on the premise that living beautifully should be effortless. The brand develops curated collections in the worlds of beauty, fashion accessories, and home décor.
Renwick Crystal Sphere Pendant and Mini Warren Table Lamp
AERIN has developed partnerships with E.J Victor (furniture), Lee Jofa (fabric and rugs), and Visual Comfort (lighting) to create a brand with a broad range and components that have been designed to relate harmoniously.
Cortlandt Rug from Lee Jofa
Mirasol fabric from Lee Jofa
Joseph Lounge Chair from E.J. Victor
With a passion for art, travel, fashion, and design, Aerin’s own lifestyle serves as a focal point of inspiration for the brand.
Founded in historic Savannah, Georgia in 1998, Circa Lighting is committed to offering quality lighting that is classic and timeless. At Circa Lighting, our priority is to provide an outstanding experience. Whether through one of our boutique lighting showrooms or our customer service center, you will have access to experts to consult with in choosing the products best suited to your project, budget, and schedule.