Louis Comfort Tiffany created the original lamp many years ago with his goal of being able to bring a little bit of art to every American home.
He was an artist by trade and used his skills as an interior designer, painter, photographer, and a world traveler to create his new Tiffany lamps in his glass-making company in that debut in 1885.
In addition to his lamps, Louis Comfort Tiffany's father, Charles Tiffany was the founder of Tiffany & Company jewelry, but Louis did not want to engage in the jewelry making business.
The idea behind the Tiffany lamps is that the "shade" is made of various colors of glass that were stained, and when a bulb was placed in the lamp, it created various color hues that has never been seen in lamps before.
The original lamps were in production from 1885 to 1920, today an authentic Tiffany lamp sells for nearly $2 million dollars, and finding the original lamps is not easy because those that have them in their family do not sell them.
The popularity and demand for the Tiffany lamps continued long after Tiffany's death in 1933 and therefore, several Tiffany style lamps came on the market, which looked like the original Tiffany's with the bronze base and the shade made of several pieces of colored glass.
These, of course, are much more affordable than trying to find an original Tiffany Lamp.
Today, many homes all around the world proudly display Tiffany style lamps because even with the modern new lamps available, there has never been any lamp quite like the Tiffany.
It offers a unique lighting experience that no other lamp has been able to capture.
Louis Tiffany would have no doubt been pleased to see how his lamps became so popular long after his death.
In fact, at the time of his death, the popularity of the lamps had declined sharply, which is the reason the company discontinued making them.
Today, unlike the original Tiffany lamps, the new Tiffany style lamps come in a variety of styles as far as the glass shade is concerned.
For instance, you can find these lamps with various glass shades including an American flag, jasmine, animal style, Cabbage Rose, and jeweled geometric iris styles, to name a few.
The fact is, since Tiffany's death, his lamps have taken on a unique way of lighting the home and his idea of bringing art into the American home has reach far beyond the borders of North America.
Finally, Tiffany style lamps may not be the same as the handcrafted original Tiffany lamps, but they are more popular than ever and those that own them typically have several different styles throughout their homes.
Regardless of your taste, there is a Tiffany style lamp designed especially for your décor and taste.