Mark Harding Johnson's Profile

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I have been collecting mid century furniture, art and lighting most my life but the part that most intrigues me is definitely the lighting as you will see.
I am constantly exploring new means and materials to create distinctive lighting that comes from everyday objects and can be transformed into something extraordinary. This eclectic and unusual collection of lighting fixtures was conceptualized and created thru my passion for illumination and architecture. The pieces are unique and original in their artful design with the added quality of being hand-made from old reclaimed lighting fixtures; and in some cases , vintage. All of the components from the bases, rods, harps, glass globes, etc. were disassembled from a broad variety of fixtures; then in some cases refinished, and reassembled into more unique and sculptural pieces. Some of the finishes where left untouched with the imperfections to create a desired effect and accentuate…

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  • Male
  • Born on August 16
  • Joined February 23, 2012

Favorite materials

Marble, granite, metals, birch, walnut, ceramic

About

I have been collecting mid century furniture, art and lighting most my life but the part that most intrigues me is definitely the lighting as you will see.
I am constantly exploring new means and materials to create distinctive lighting that comes from everyday objects and can be transformed into something extraordinary. This eclectic and unusual collection of lighting fixtures was conceptualized and created thru my passion for illumination and architecture. The pieces are unique and original in their artful design with the added quality of being hand-made from old reclaimed lighting fixtures; and in some cases , vintage. All of the components from the bases, rods, harps, glass globes, etc. were disassembled from a broad variety of fixtures; then in some cases refinished, and reassembled into more unique and sculptural pieces. Some of the finishes where left untouched with the imperfections to create a desired effect and accentuate the history behind the lamp. In all cases the sockets and electrical cords where replaced for safety precautions. Some lighting was fitted with new shades which included ones fashioned from textured plastic panels which helped to merge a more contemporary edge to a vintage style lamp.

My hope is that you will appreciate the origin of my custom lighting, the new life they have been given, and the unique character that each can bring to a space.

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