Mica Lamp Company – Collection

The craftsman at the Mica Lamp Company believe in the mission to bring forward to our modern world the Arts and Crafts philosophy of the unity of fine craft and function. Each copper lamp is created in an effort to contribute to the rich heritage of hands-on craftsmanship and fine American design that is as soothing today as it was 100 years ago... and on into the new millennium.

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About Mica Lamp Company

Turn-of-the-century American Lighting design and craftsmanship is available today from the Mica Lamp Company. We follow the same formula as the original craftsman. All our parts are made of solid copper, assembled with hand driven copper rivets and finished with a rich natural patina. The bottom plate of each lamp is then die struck with the Mica Lamp shop mica lamps sealmark.

Our Mica shade panels are the same natural materials used by the Arts & Crafts master lampmakers. Mineral mica flakes, combined with organic shellac, make each mica shade unique with its variations of mineral deposit patterns and color tones.

Dirk Van Erp was the master coppersmith of the American Arts and Crafts movement. In 1910, at his San Francisco workshop, he discovered the warmth of copper, combined with the magical translucence of crystallized mica mineral. Van Erp originals are highly prized by collectors.

Other craftsmen in America contributed to this design heritage, also known as Mission Style, that celebrate the simplicity of line, and honest sturdy construction. In Michigan, designer Charles P. Limbert (1902-1944), produced desk lamps utilizing a subtle furniture corbel design (curved support) reminiscent of the Stickley Brothers mission oak furniture (New York, 1902), and finished the shade with a decorative copper overlay.

Company Website - www.micalamps.com