Meyda Lighting is a Meyda Tiffany Company, the nation's leading manufacturer and designer of Tiffany lamps and decorative lighting. Although founded in 1974, the firm's roots actually date back to the early 1900s, supplying Louis Comfort Tiffany and Tiffany Studios with lighting products, and creating the original Coca-Cola stained glass lamps and chandeliers.
MEYDA TIFFANY A STORYBOOK HISTORY...
Thirty years ago, Meyda Tiffany was founded when Meyer Cohen was asked by his wife Ida (whose names were combined into the company name Meyda) to build a stained glass window in their kitchen so they wouldn't have to look at the vintage cars in their neighbor's driveway. What began as a hobby evolved into America's leading and oldest manufacturer of Tiffany lamps and decorative lighting.
More than a decade ago, Meyda acquired Quality Bent Glass Company which created original lighting fixtures, including the famous Coca-Cola chandeliers, and supplied them to Tiffany Studios in New York City, during the turn-of-the-century. Meyda utilizes QBG's original tools, molds and techniques to create lighting products today.
In the mid-1990s, Meyda purchased Mecco Art, a metal art studio, and utilizes its equipment and manufacturing techniques to produce the Old Forge line of custom crafted steel sculptured lighting and decor. The line, which features original, natural and wildlife themes, includes lamps, chandeliers, figurines, candleholders, towel racks, bookends, switch plates, coat racks, napkin holders, log holders, fireplace screens, and other home accents.
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