Design November, 18 2011

Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

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I am  sucker for old fixtures, and these are the real deal.

I don’t use this word often, but there is some seriously wonderful stuff over at Portland-based Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co., which just launched their new website earlier this month. The company made their name when founder Brian Faherty uncovered a cache of forgotten cast-iron molds for glass shades in a warehouse and realized they were for making old-school–literally “old school” hanging lamps that many an American public student will recognize (above, center). They were at their most popular in the first half of the 20th Century, but the NYC public school I attended in the ’70s had them. Faherty restored the molds and started making them again. Via: Core 77

More amazing images after the jump.