Chameleon Fine Lighting, internationally known for its large selection of antique lighting and a wide stylistic array of high-end antique replicas, has opened a retail store in conjunction with Todd Hase at 729 North La Cienega Boulevard, in the heart of West Hollywood’s design district. Chameleon will celebrate the launch with a party at the store on Thursday, Oct. 7, from 5-8 pm.
“We are stocking the store with some of the best antique lighting in this country – Moderne, Gothic and Art Deco, as well as original fixtures from EF Caldwell, a pioneer in manufacturing electric light fixtures in the late 19th to early 20th centuries based on beautiful European models and decorative metalwork,” says Chameleon co-owner John Harvey. “Caldwell worked with the great American architect Sanford White on some of the most important and historic buildings in the country, including the Vanderbilt, Frick and Astor mansions, Rockefeller Center, and the Waldorf-Astoria.”
Chameleon Fine Lighting was established in New York in 1991 by Harvey and Robert Nesle Degiarde, grandson of the famed chandelier seller Albert R. Nesle. Initially noted for carrying antique lighting by EF Caldwell and The Sterling Bronze Company, Harvey and Degiarde built a solid reputation for offering a vast assortment of antique lighting as well as a beautifully crafted Signature line of reproductions that spans numerous periods and styles, from American Colonial to French Art Deco. In New York, their showroom is visited by the top designers in the country.
“Our new store showcases the full range of our capabilities, from the variety of styles and materials in our Signature Line, to the quality and breadth of our Antique Lighting. We’re bringing a high level of customization for high-end residential, commercial and hospitality,” says Harvey, noting that in recent years the company has worked on numerous custom residential and hospitality jobs, including the design and execution of chandeliers and other lighting for the famed Pierre Hotel in Manhattan.
Chameleon continues to be represented to the trade through showrooms across the nation including Thomas Lavin in Los Angeles, and welcomes trade and retail consumers to its new store at 729 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles 90069. For more information about Chameleon Fine Lighting, visit www.chameleon59.com.