Add warmth to your home with Schoolhouse, the lighting and lifestyle company known for covetable modern heirlooms made in the USA. First founded in 2003, Schoolhouse is passionately committed to the preservation of American manufacturing, thoughtful living, and purposeful design. Since its earliest days, the company has nurtured a connection to Portland, Oregon, and the influence of the city’s vibrant art scene and stunning natural landscapes can be felt in its products, many of which are still designed, assembled, and shipped from there today. From antique-inspired pendants to quirky wall sconces and desk lamps, Schoolhouse’s designs reimagine the familiar and draw upon references to American craft for a fresh take on tradition. Time-honored techniques and high quality materials ensure that their lighting will last you a lifetime, and perhaps even longer — these are modern heirlooms, after all.
For unique lighting pieces with a rich history of their own, Blom & Blom fits the bill. Started in 2012 by Kamiel and Martijn Blom, this Dutch brand is built upon the brothers’ shared love for industrial artifacts, which still sustains their work today. Blom & Blom’s Heritage Collection offers one-of-a-kind lamps and furniture salvaged from abandoned factories in Eastern Germany, which are then carefully refurbished to preserve their original charm. Each item comes with a ‘passport’ describing its unique history, including plenty of pictures and information about where and how it was found. As the brand has grown, it has maintained this reverence for the past with the Blom & Blom Editions range, which “transforms ‘ordinary’ industrial objects into phenomenal design”, using existing materials like repurposed scientific glassware and humble copper piping to create chic, contemporary lighting. All the pieces are handcrafted in Amsterdam, where Blom & Blom also have a popular showroom. With playful names like Jellyfish and Baby Nautilus, these fixtures are sure to breathe life and character into your home.