About Meyda Lighting
Meyda Tiffany started over 36 years ago when Meyer Cohen was asked by his wife, Ida, to make a stained glass window for her kitchen so she wouldn't have to see the vintage cars in the neighbor's driveway. Meyer began making stained glass as a hobby and, as it turned into a business, he named it Meyda, a combination of Meyer's and Ida's names. Today the family business continues with their son, Robert, leading and innovating the company.
As the business grew and demand for Tiffany style lamps increased, Meyda found several stained glass studios overseas with whom their designers and quality control people worked closely. The result was high quality, affordable Tiffany style lighting. Twenty years ago Meyda acquired the Quality Bent Glass Company, which had a rich history of supplying the original Tiffany Studios back to the early 1900s. Meyda still uses Quality Bent Glass's molds and tools to make historically accurate period lamps. In the mid-1990s Meyda bought Mecco Art, a metal-working company, and today uses their techniques and equipment to make a wide variety of custom-crafted lighting and home decor.
Meyda is known for its vast selection of styles and types of lighting as well as stained glass windows. Of course there are hundreds of different Tiffany style designs, reproductions of Louis Comfort Tiffany originals and Duffner and Kimberly. But there is also a wide selection of Craftsman style--some in stained glass, some in mica based on the designs of Dirk Van Erp. Victorian style lamps include reverse-painted glass with glass beads, fabric and beads, blown glass lily lamps in many colors, and bent-glass lamps.
Rustic lighting makes up a large portion of Meyda Lighting's made-in-the-USA designs. In their New York metal-working factory, intricate cut-outs of nature and animal themes adorn art glass and mica lamps. Fantastic rustic chandeliers made of wood twigs or stained glass with vines and leaves of metal show off the ingenuity of Meyda's designers.
A newer development has been the creation of art glass pieces. An in-house master glass artisan makes custom pendants and wall lights with contemporary flair and sometimes a touch of humor.
A large part of Meyda's business is custom work for commercial and residential installations throughout the country. They are constantly expanding their vision and adding fresh, exciting new products to the line. Lamps Beautiful is proud to offer lighting from this vital, important American company.