The Standard of Excellence in decorative lighting. A unique collection reflecting the talents of Far Eastern and European artisans combined with the creative efforts of American craftsmen. Authentic, time honored designs reproduced with meticulous attention to detail and color in the old world manner. Striking traditional and transitional creations blending techniques and materials of the past to meet the dictates of today's designs. These lamps grace the homes of those who demand unerring quality and consummate good taste.
Constantly seeking artware of uncommon beauty and distinction, Wildwood designers travel the world over to find glorious Kutani Porcelains from Japan, elegant lead crystals from Germany and Florentine tole ware from Italy. But each lamp is still individually inspired and created by hand. With great care the lamps are richly embellished with hand finished mountings, handsome hardware accents and a wide repertoire of shade treatments to complement form and function. A Wildwood lamp truly yields the promise of beauty to be cherished for years to come.
Beginning in 1903, Mr. W. A. Bulluck founded a retail furniture company in the small Southern town of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. In 1962 Bulluck's grandson, Bill Kincheloe, became manager of the company. He added a special department in the store for lamps and lampshades and became fascinated by the process of making customized lamps at the request of some of his customers. By 1970, he had created a small line of quality hand crafted lamps. Upon hiring a salesman to sell these lamps to other furniture stores, Wildwood Lamp Company was officially born. In the 1980's, Wildwood expanded its line to include decorative accessories, floor and wall screens, mirrors and a number of eclectic pieces of furniture.
In 1992, Wildwood added a new division called "Wildwood Casual". With the addition of Wildwood Casual, Wildwood now offers an additional style category which focuses on less formal, more casual lamps for today's way of living. Lamps and accessories designed for the cabin, country home or cottage styling found in many of today's homes and second homes. Wildwood utilizes a porcelain kiln in Western North Carolina, with artists who sculpt models and hand paint vases, many fired to temperatures yielding true porcelain. In addition, Wildwood operates a specialized finishing facility for ceramics, wood and iron. Chandeliers too, have been added to the Wildwood range. In 1992 Wildwood introduced selected chandelier styles in both formal and casual styling. The current offering has more than 75 styles ranging from the solid brass of Colonial America, to casual wood and iron, to elegant gold and crystal European creations.
To learn more about Wildwood Lamps visit their website at www.Wildwoodlamps.com