Oh baby, feeling MOD? Feeling GROOVY? Feeling COOL?

Do the 1980s have any aesthetic value?

I am uncertain.

However, the 1970s had some pretty cool stuff happening, visually.

While I restore vintage lighting, my cut-off era is the mid-70s. This is because by the late 70s lighting design got really dull. I do not recall ever offering a fixture from the 1980s, even though young people think of the 80s as, sigh, something from WAY far back.

As an example of how cool the 70s could be I offer the following as a wild & crazy testament.



Astonishing, right? This chandelier is chrome, and features six orange plastic panels.



Plastic. Orange. Chrome. Yep, 70s retro heaven.



Amazingly, I have another version listed. I would love to travel back in time, meet the designer, and ask: WHAT were you smokin’, man?


My online store.


  1. Sharol on December 14, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    You’re too funny sometimes!

  2. Den on December 15, 2015 at 4:03 am

    I remember chrome and ferns in the 80’s. Weren’t there chrome floor lamps that were arched? Next to them you had to have chrome plated pots with ferns growing everywhere!

    Anyway, that’s what I recall from those halcyon days.

    Now if you want to talk music and fashion…

  3. Brandy Mulvaine on December 16, 2015 at 6:06 am

    Slow down, you move too fast.
    You got to make the morning last.
    Just kicking down the cobble stones.
    Looking for fun and feelin’ groovy…

  4. Brandy Mulvaine on December 16, 2015 at 6:08 am

    That was from 1966 though, Simon and Garfunkel. Love that song!

  5. Suzanne on March 23, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Your work is magnificent and your restoration of those “mod” chandeliers is perfect.
    BUT, it seems that just about EVERYTHING in the ’70’s was gold, orange, avocado green, or some combination thereof – YUCK! (I will refrain mentioning the chrome) I HATE those colors. I lived through that period and remember it vividly. What a relief it’s long over.

    Everything else you do is flat-out gorgeous, and I particularly love the Victorian period pieces.

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