| "Totally unique" "Breathtaking" "Nothing else like it". These are phrases commonly heard describing the artistry of Kathleen Caid. Using vintage fabrics and antique lamps, Caid creates one-of-a-kind period lighting fixtures that defy description. Her work has previously been available exclusively in a few stores in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco but has now become increasingly popular in high-end home furnishing stores throughout the US. Since each item is personally designed by Ms. Caid and created completely by hand using antique and vintage materials, Antique Artistry lamps are always in short supply.
Caid is best known for her imaginative shades which range from whimsical fancy to gothic elegance. She combines a college degree in fine arts with a collector's love of quality antiques to create her innovative and original pieces. Celebrity collectors include Cher, Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Kenny Loggins, Henry Winkler, and Steve Martin.
"I get my inspiration from the beauty of the antiques and fabrics that I work with," says Ms. Caid. "By using appropriate vintage materials and designs, I give them new life. I love the quality of period craftsmanship, and I try to remain faithful to the spirit of the piece, but the final result is a totally unique and rejuvenated article."
In addition to floor and table lamps, Caid also makes sconces, chandeliers and specialty lighting.
The Antique Artistry Studio is located at 209 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale, California 91206, about 8 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. Kathleen can be reached at (818) 666-0176.
Her E-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.