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Publication Date: 2016-09-28

Design Insights

13 West Coast-Based Lighting Brands Designers Need to Know

Though global in scope and representation, these 13 unique lighting brands all got their start on the West Coast. Learn more about them and see some of our favorite products available now on Dering Hall.


ADG Lighting

From restaurant commissions for the likes of Spago and the Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay to residential estates in Southern California, the team of Gerald Olesker and Joey Genarro have designed a variety of beautiful spaces. ADG Lighting is their line of fixtures, ranging from traditional lanterns to minimalist sconces.

Bourgeois Boheme

Bourgeois Bohème Atelier is an exclusive line of lighting and furniture crafted in Los Angeles, featuring French-inspired collections for the residential, commercial and hospitality markets. Drawing from the modernist and classical style of their antiques, Bourgeois Bohème Atelier produces lighting that blends a European sensibility of modernism with tradition.

Boyd Lighting

Boyd Lighting, known for its classic, modern, award-winning designs and quality, continues the tradition set when it was founded in San Francisco in 1921. Designers of their products include such talents as Jamie Drake, Laura Kirar, Windsor Smith, and Jiun Ho.

Coleen & Company

The Coleen & Company style is defined by decorative shapes and edges and custom painted color combinations, working in tandem to create graceful and elegant designs. Signature design elements include hand painted trims, gold leafed edges and glazed top coats that create an unforgettable artisan touch.

Edition Modern

Over a decade ago, designer and antiques dealer Denis de le Mesiere founded Edition Modern. He created his lighting company to compliment his furniture lines, choosing French architect Pierre Chareau. Known for his avant-garde “Maison de Verre” or “House of Glass,” Chareau’s lighting designs reflect a modern style and juxtapose function and art in unexpected ways.

Iacoli & McAllister

Founded by Jamie Iacoli & Brian McAllister, this Seattle-based brand produces all their pieces in Seattle and LA. Their unique, colorful lighting products have been featured in publications like Wallpaper*, Elle Decor UK, The New York Times, Dwell, Fast Company, and Vogue Home.

Jonathan Browning Studios

Based in the SoMa district of San Francisco, Jonathan Browning Studios creates products and interiors that are rooted in classicism and expressed in modernism. Browning’s clear, lucid designs embrace the beauty of classical ornamentation as well as the rigor of minimalism.

Lamps by Hilliard

For over 40 years, the team at California-based Hilliard Lamps has been hand forging intricate glass and bronze lighting fixtures including pendants, chandeliers, sconces, table lamps, floor lamps, and counter pendants. Each fixture is of heirloom quality, and is copyrighted, signed, and numbered.

Marian Jamieson

Founded over 15 years ago, Marian Jamieson’s LA-based studio offers luxury furnishings and lighting to order, to the trade. With her team of local artisans, she creates poised, artful pieces that are at once sleek, textural, and meticulously finished, with a “come closer and touch” allure.

Phoenix Day

Phoenix Day is a lighting and metalwork company founded in San Francisco over 160 years ago. The sixth oldest operating business in the city, they manufacture, finish and assemble all their products at their workshop. Their products include traditional reproductions from their archives as well as contemporary pieces by major design talents.

Robert Long Lighting

Founded in 1962, Robert Long Lighting originally focused on bench-made lighting in the style of Post-War California design. Today, Robert’s son (also named Robert) has reinvigorated his father’s original vision, creating new lighting pieces alongside craftsmen his father worked with, mere steps from their first location in Sausalito.

Studio Bel Vetro

Studio Bel Vetro creates custom blown glass lighting for both residential and commercial clients, working with homeowners, designers, and architects worldwide. They offer complete design services from concept to completion, handcrafting each piece in house in Healdsburg, CA.


Husband-and-wife design team Marcia Zia and Paul Priven created their namesake company in 1999. Their aesthetic is classically modern with a nod to the couple’s Hollywood roots; their love of vintage pieces and the dramatic effects of great lighting is infused into everything they create.


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