Arroyo Craftsman Lighting
Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century, in reaction to the design
excesses and mass production of the industrial age, emphasized design that was
simple, handcrafted and true to the nature of the materials from which it was
creative influences of designers and artisans such as Frank Lloyd Wright, C.R.
Mackintosh, Charles and Henry Greene, Dirk Van Erp, Gustav Stickley and Louis
Comfort Tiffany, established an American art form which embraced organic
architecture, handcrafted furnishings, and fine lighting united in harmonious
style that encouraged a simpler lifestyle and a return to basics.
the late 1980's, a Pasedena artisan, who had grown up surrounded by the
"ultimate bungalows" of the Greene brothers, believed that the time
had come again to embrace the design and lifestyle promoted by the Arts and
Crafts movement and created what became "Arroyo Craftsman".
Craftsman designs and manufactures fine architectural and landscape lighting
that honors the traditions of elegant simplicity combined with a quality
craftsmanship established by the founders of the American Arts & Crafts
movement. Our creative interpretations of this design aesthetic and strict
attention to quality have made us the premier manufacturer of contemporary
Arts & Crafts inspired lighting.
What makes Arroyo Craftsman
special? We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, hand finishing,
and quality. Because of that, and an extensive variety of choices in
metal finish and glass combinations, we offer the finest quality and greatest
selection in Arts and Crafts inspired lighting available.
The beauty of our product is
more then skin deep. Our fixtures are made of heavier gauge brass than
is common, giving them a more substantial appearance and increased
durability. The rivets we use on many of our fixtures provide both
beauty and additional structural integrity. Our glass panels are
installed with both retaining clips and silicone to ensure that they are
secured and won't rattle in the wind.
Our hand applied finishes are
the best in the industry because we take the time to let them
"mature". Our unique verdigris patina is the result of an
intensive three day process resulting in a complex and naturally aged
appearance. All our hand applied metal finishes will continue to mature
and change with time.
We offer eight glass and two
mica choices. Combine them with your selection fro one of our eleven
metal finishes to create the fixture that meets your personal needs.
Each Arroyo Craftsman fixture is custom made, just for you.