Category Archives: Language of Lighting


Marking a departure from the overly opulent styles of the mid victorian era, the Aesthetic movement sought to create art for art’s sake, and celebrated beauty separate from morality. It’s makers were influenced by the opening of Japan in the 1850’s and later by increased international travel to incorporate the simplicity and forms of eastern […]

E. F. Caldwell: Innovation, circa 1905

A Collage of Images related to E. F. Caldwell

What did the Rockefellers, Vanderbuilts, the White House, and the Boston Public Library have in common?  Lighting designed by the most prolific designer of early electric lighting, Edward F. Caldwell.  In fact, Caldwell lighting could be found in almost all of the finest homes and institutions for the first half of the 20th century.  Already […]