West Rupert, VT (PRWEB) May 17, 2012
After over 50 years creating handcrafted Colonial reproduction and antique lighting, Authentic Designs announces the launch of their new e-commerce website at http://www.AuthenticDesigns.com. One of the first reproduction antique lighting design firms to offer online purchasing, the new site features historical information about many of the classic 18th and 19th century designs, zoomable product photography, intuitive navigation, and a secure online shopping cart.
“Springtime is traditionally a time for updating and redecorating. A single lighting fixture can dramatically transform a home's curb appeal or provide a warm ambiance to interior spaces,” says Maria Peragine, co-owner and Vice President of Authentic Designs. “This is an exciting new opportunity for architects, designers, and homeowners to find American-made reproduction colonial and antique lighting with style and substance, and to enjoy the surety and convenience of purchasing online.”
Authentic Designs’ period lighting is rich in character, featuring historically accurate proportions and original design elements. With over 250 classic antique chandelier, lantern, sconce, and table lamp models created from solid sheet copper, brass and terne, it’s easy to find the perfect piece for a wide range of decorative styles.
About Authentic Designs: Working from a converted toothpick factory on the Mill Brook in West Rupert, Vermont, a small team of artisans hand crafts reproduction lighting for modern needs. Each fixture starts as a sheet of solid copper, brass or tin coated copper metal. Utilizing traditional tools and construction methods, Authentic Designs craftspeople create lighting fixtures of classic grace and functional beauty. The traditional pewter finish formula yields a genuine depth and patina that perfectly echoes the look of 18th century tinware - one of the many subtleties that distinguish these fixtures from other period reproductions. Remarkably, all structural components are produced domestically. With a UL listing provided for every fixture leaving the workshop, Authentic Designs lighting is appropriate for historical renovations as well as commercial and residential applications.
For more information, visit http://authenticdesigns.com