The early to mid-twentieth century was a remarkable era of innovation, craftsmanship, and elegance, especially within the American family home. U.S. manufacturers designed household products like coffeemakers, radios, toasters, even Thermos bottles, with timeless beauty, and built them to last. "Planned obsolescence" didn't exist yet.
That quality and styling is exactly what makes these common, everyday, household products a perfect "canvas" upon which to create new and functional works of art. We call it Workart.
The concept is simple. The process is not.
We completely disassemble, clean, and restore each component of a product, and decommission any parts that can't be used in a modern lamp (like heating elements, for example). We then develop a design plan for the finished work and integrate key features of the original into it, (such as an original brew strength knob becoming a dimmer control). We use only the finest materials available - no shortcuts, and no compromising. Each of our lamps carries our maker's mark and a unique serial number.
RESTORATION & REPAIR SERVICES
Since our craftsmanship necessarily demands the skill to repair and restore a variety of items, we also offer these services for treasures you already have. We can expertly repair and/or restore many types of products back to original condition. Contact us for a free, no obligation, estimate of cost and time!
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Aja-Bay Lamps is our retail sales division