May 24, 2011

Fine Craftsmanship at Greenwich Metal Finishing

It’s no secret that I really love unusual lighting fixtures and I’m always on the lookout for new inspiration.  From time to time, I’ve discovered a cache of antique glass shades in some antiques store and dreamed up a design and sketched it out.  To bring those dreams to reality, I call on my friends at Greenwich Metal Finishing, located in Stamford, Connecticut, where my sketches are turned into fixtures.  I actually use this business frequently because owner, Anthony Cassano and his team of experts, do a fabulous job of polishing, refinishing, and repairing metal objects of all kinds.  And when it comes to creating something new, no job fazes Anthony if it has to do with metal.  Recently, I happened upon six beautiful hand-blown globes and I wanted to turn them into ceiling fixtures to match the hardware on some existing lights.  Three of the globes have standard openings, but three are larger and needed to be custom fitted and here’s a little pictorial on how that was done.