Vintage Industrial Lighting & Steampunk Lamps

Portland, Oregon · 2535 Sales


Vintage Industrial Lighting & Steampunk Lamps

Portland, Oregon 2535 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars

zcunha on May 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

First off, the lamp is incredibly beautiful and well made. It's a work of art. Second of all, and equally importantly, when there was mix up with an aspect of the order, Damien went above and beyond to sort it out. Very pleased.


mdigregorio1 on May 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Wicked sexy. Functional. Subtle but still burly. A superb aesthetic fit for my desert writer's cabin; I used Damien's industrial ceiling hooks to hang two glass vases.

Richard Swindell

Richard Swindell on May 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic product. Looks even better installed. Quality of the product is superb. The company have been tremendous throughout the transaction. A real diamond. A big thank you.

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Creation Myth and Ethos

We are fascinated by industrial lighting of the early 20th century, and endlessly frustrated with current market offerings. The craftsmanship, the aesthetics, the tough-as-nails durability that characterized Machine Age electrics are nary to be found in today’s marketplace. A handful of companies have endeavored to revive the style but, alas, faux finishes, pot metal and plastic. No bueno. This is our attempt to address that.

DW Vintage Lamp Company was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 2011 with a straightforward objective: to offer high-quality, period-authentic lighting at affordable prices. Every lamp is designed and built by hand in our shop. With each lamp the goal is to harness some of that creative energy of a bygone era and create a piece of art that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

We’re big on authenticity, so we source many of our components from actual industrial suppliers and retool them when necessary for lighting application. Cast iron, forged steel, spun copper; pulleys, linkages, wing nuts—machine parts become lamp parts. The goal is to create a piece that not only looks the biz, but is the biz in terms of durability and functionality. Sometimes—because we’re so picky, and we can’t always find what we’re looking for—we have parts custom made in machine shops and foundries. For lamp parts, we source only the highest quality sockets, cords, and solid brass fittings.

We abhor faux finishes. Any big box store can sell you a “bronze” table lamp, but pot metal with a painted finish is not authentic, and that’s not a finish that will age well (if at all). Just about all of our fixtures use natural finishes. Aged brass is actually brass, weathered copper is copper, blackened steel is indeed steel—real finishes on real materials achieved through a painstaking process of antiquing techniques and exposure to the elements. Your lamp should look better and better as it ages naturally over time and develops the perfect patina.

Our Customers:
As a testament to our awesomeness, we are proud to say that DW Vintage has had thousands of customers over the years, both private and commercial. Our lamps have appeared in theatrical and film productions. They are, as we speak, perched on the wall of a café in Melbourne, an inn in Edinburgh, a bar on the Upper West Side, et al. They are in homes in over 30 countries worldwide and just about every state in the Union. We think it’s time you got one.


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Shop members

  • Damien Weaver

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Damien values authenticity and style in the production of art. When not making lamps, he studies and teaches literature.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 18, 2014

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
All orders generally ship within 10 business days. Large orders may take a bit longer, but we strive to get everything out and to you as swiftly as possible.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unhappy with your purchase in any way, we are happy to do full refunds, less shipping charges, on all purchases within seven days of customer receipt of item. Just mail it back to us and we'll handle the rest!

Bulk orders of more than five items incur a 10 percent restocking fee if returned for a refund. Customized fixtures are non-returnable.
Additional policies and FAQs
NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: UL Listed Socket is rated 220V, 250W, so bulb wattage restrictions are not a concern, and international buyers are welcome. These cords come standard with American style wall plugs which are not compatible with most international electrical outlets. Thus, unless otherwise specified, lamps will ship with the wall plug removed.