History of Meyda Tiffany:
Thirty years ago, Meyda Tiffany was founded when Meyer Cohen
was asked by his wife Ida (whose names were combined into
the company name Meyda) to build a stained glass window in
their kitchen so they wouldn't have to look at the vintage
cars in their neighbor's driveway. What began as a hobby evolved
into America's leading and oldest manufacturer of Tiffany
lamps and decorative lighting.
More than a decade ago, Meyda acquired Quality Bent Glass
Company which created original lighting fixtures, including
the famous Coca-Cola chandeliers, and supplied them to Tiffany
Studios in New York City, during the turn-of-the-century.
Meyda utilizes QBG's original tools, molds and techniques
to create lighting products today.
In the mid-1990s, Meyda purchased Mecco Art, a metal art studio,
and utilizes its equipment and manufacturing techniques to
produce the Old Forge line of custom crafted steel sculptured
lighting and decor. The line, which features original, natural
and wildlife themes, includes lamps, chandeliers, figurines,
candleholders, towel racks, bookends, switch plates, coat
racks, napkin holders, log holders, fireplace screens, and
other home accents.
Today Meyda is still a family-run business, with Meyer and
Ida's son, Robert, at the helm. With dealers across the U.S.
and Canada, Meyda offers an extensive line featuring thousands
of styles-- from accent pieces to masterpieces. Many of Meyda's
lighting designs were inspired by the works of Louis Comfort
Tiffany, Dirk Van Erp, Gustav Stickley, Philip Julius Handel,
Pairpoint and Duffner & Kimberly Studios, Charles Rennie
Mackintosh. Some have been handcrafted of copperfoil and reverse-painted
art glass, porcelain, jadestone, mica and other fine mediums.
Others were influenced by popular art movements: Arts and
Crafts, Prairie, Lodge, Mission, Bungalow, Victorian, Nouveau,
Gothic, Southwest and Deco.
The firm's extensive line includes table and floor lamps,
ceiling pendants, flush and semi-flush mounted ceiling fixtures,
chandeliers, wall sconces, windows, fireplace screens, furniture,
and more. With one of the industry's most extensive new product
development programs, Meyda creates scores of new designs
At MeydaStore.com, our goal is to find
you the perfect Meyda Tiffany light fixture, please feel free
to contact us any time if you need any suggestions.