I've always felt that lighting is one of the more important design components in a room. For me, it's as important as the furniture, fabric, and window treatments.
So it was with great excitement that I found the Empel Collections, a lighting line manufactured in the Netherlands. The line, designed by former interior designer Ron van Empel, is comprised of floor and table lamps, sconces, and chandeliers as well as chic shades and finials. Have a penchant for 1940s glamour? Perhaps you might like the lamps from the New Elegance Collection. Francophile? Check out the bouillotte lamps in the French Classics line. Have a sense of fun? What about the fuschia tole shade?
What I am so impressed with is the breadth of the collection. Whether the style is traditional or contemporary, the unifying factor of the different lines is that the lamps are chic, stylish, and timeless.
(Although located in the Netherlands, Ron has sold lamps for years to American customers. If you're interested in any of the lamps on the site, or if you are interested in a custom lamp, don't hesitate to contact Ron via his website. He is very friendly and accommodating.)
Murano pearls table lamp, The New Elegance Collection
Yellowstone III table lamp, The New Elegance Collection
Table lamps from the New Elegance Collection
Angelique small bouillotte table lamp, from the French Classics collection
"Francine" bouillotte lamp, French Classics collection
Acanthus flush mount fixture
"Clarckstown" hanging light
"Ancient Dolphin" sconce
A lamp made of marble dog figurines. This lamp is part of the LTD Collection which incorporates antique and vintage items.
Image at top: Set of vintage terracotta horses in malachite green, drip-glazed.