Born in the USA: Remains Lighting in NYC
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Remains Lighting founder David Calligeros got his start selling antiques from a Chelsea loft in 1996; his venture has grown to encompass four showrooms in the US and two in Europe. Along with his wife and business partner, Alix MacGowan, Calligeros has transformed Remains Lighting into a respected purveyor of refurbished antique lighting as well as new designs under the Remains Lighting Permanent Collection. Calligeros is an advocate of sustainablity and reuse: Remains fixtures are designed and manufactured domestically, most parts are sourced from within the US, and all manufacturing takes place in the company's LEED-certified factory in Brooklyn. Above: The Chelsea storefront. Above: The Aloysius Twin Sconce features ceramic bisque candle cups and is available in several finishes. Above: The Marlowe Ceiling Fixture features jewelry-cast corners and clear frosted glass; available in a several finishes including satin nickel (shown). Above: The moderne-style Veronique Sconce features crisp elemental forms in solid brass; shown in silverplate (other finishes available). This post is an update; the original ran on May 24, 2010.