Wildwood Lamps – Distinctive Lighting for the Home and Office
Wildwood Lamps sets the standard for excellence in decorative lighting for the home or office. Designers draw inspiration from lovely Japanese Kutani porcelain, elegant German and Florentine lead crystal, beautiful Italian toleware, and fine American artware. The Wildwood collection reflects the talents of Far Eastern, European, and American artisans and craftsmen.
Meticulous attention is given to detail that includes hand-finished mountings, handsome hardware accents, and appropriate shade treatments to complement the form and style of the lamp base. Encompassing Traditional, Transitional, Contemporary, and Modern styles, the Wildwood collection includes over four thousand table lamps, floor lamps, chandeliers, and other interior décor accessories.
In addition, lamps are available in numerous materials such as hand-decorated porcelain and ceramic, lead crystal, pure brass, solid bronze, several types of iron, wood, glass, chrome, and natural fiber. Many different finishes and patinas are carefully hand-applied to the various materials. A Wildwood lamp offers the promise of beauty and enduring quality that will be treasured for years to come.
History of Wildwood
In 1900, Mr. W. Bulluck founded a retail store in the small southern town of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Although the store prospered, Mr. Bulluck turned the store over to his son-in-law, Hatcher Kincheloe, during the depression. In the early 1960’s, Bill Kincheloe, grandson of Mr. Bulluck, became manager of the store. At the time, lamps and lampshades were only one component of the retail business. At the request of his customers, Bill Kincheloe began developing a process to make customized lamps and lampshades.
By 1969, the retail store was producing a limited quantity of fine hand-crafted lamps using “in-house” wooden pieces and other components from importers. One day a furniture representative remarked that he could “sell” those lamps. The rep was given the line, photographs were taken, and Wildwood was launched.
In the early years, Wildwood Lamps focused on creating beautiful, classically inspired, European masterpieces. Later, Transitional, Contemporary, and Modern styles and sub-styles such as Coastal, Casual, Southwest were introduced. By 2000, to reach a growing number of consumers, the company began to expand the line to include a greater number of styles at more moderate prices. Wildwood called this line of lamps “Marketplace.” These lamps still maintained the attention to design and detail expected from a Wildwood lamp.
Today, Wildwood Lamps offers an extensive selection of the fine table lighting, brass floor lamps, desk lighting, buffet lamps, chandeliers, limited pieces of occasional furniture, and interior décor accessories. The company maintains both the Wildwood and the Marketplace line of lamps which allows customers choices in terms of the level of investment. Wildwood designers find inspiration from around the world to create exquisite, beautiful, and unique lamps and accessories of great distinction. For the discriminating buyer seeking fine quality home lamps or office lamps, a Wildwood Lamp is an excellent choice and will be appreciated for years to come – an heirloom of tomorrow.
Where to Buy
Finehomelamps.com offers an extensive collection of lighting for the home including home lamps, table lamps, and bedside lamps in contemporary, modern, and traditional styles from Wildwood Lamps, Frederick Cooper Lamps, and Chelsea House Lighting.