We were in Minneapolis/Saint Paul recently and had a chance to see some of our work installed in the beautifully renovated Minnesota State Capitol. Once fixtures leave our shop floor, we don’t often get to see the finished product installed in person. So when we have to the opportunity to visit a space with our work present, we jump on it!
With over 700 fixtures being either restored or re-created, the Wyoming State Capitol Building project is in full swing at the Crenshaw shops. We were awarded this exceptional project and challenged to not only replicate some of the fixtures but to also restore and retrofit them for LED lights, increasing efficiency and performance while keeping the aesthetics historically accurate.
We were honored with the opportunity to recreate this pendant for the FEMA campus in Emmitsburg, MD. As the original fixture was hand-made of plaster in 1891, the replication process posed some unique challenges and extreme care was taken to avoid further degradation of the original material. The original components were carefully disassembled and painstakingly repaired before being used to create molds for all new cast resin components…
Spring 2016 projects in the shop include flared wall sconces made of aluminum and steel for Barberton Magical Theater, Akron, OH, lantern pendants constructed of aluminum and steel with modular LED lamping for Coastal Carolina Residences, Myrtle Beach, SC, and restored cast metal oil-lamp chandeliers with frosted clear glass globes with floral and decorative patterns for Draper Valley Presbyterian, Draper, VA.
Summer 2015 projects in the shop include custom lighting for Provo City Center LDS Temple, Provo, UT, custom lighting for Student Success Center, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA, custom and catalog lighting for Church of the Incarnation, Dallas, TX, historic restoration for Minnesota State Capitol Restoration, St. Paul, MN, historic replication for St. David’s Episcopal Church, Wayne, PA.
The Kylemore Ring Chandelier is constructed of solid aluminum to keep the fixture light yet durable (the larger of the two standard fixture sizes weighs less than 200 pounds). Shown here finished in our standard UV stable Faux Bronze Lacquer finish, this fixture is a beauty that holds timeless appeal, and should last, if not forever, then certainly for a very long time.