Vintage inspired light fixtures combined with a classic, simple design aesthetic. Michelle uses the warmth of brass, in various finishes, with a combination of different glass textures, shapes and sizes to recapture the elegance and beauty of the past.
Founded in 2010, Michelle James creates custom chandeliers, pendants and sconces incorporating re-purposed vintage glass globes and lamp elements with brass and steel. Each unique piece is a glamorous mix of old and new where vintage glass meets sleek, modern metals. In 2014, the studio moved to Red Hook - an area of Brooklyn rich with designers and artists.
Drawing inspiration from fashion, architecture and art movements, Michelle James has grown from her first Brilliant Glass Globe Collection in 2010 to several collections today consisting of Axis, Chrysler and Art Deco. Working with top designers and architectural firms, pieces from Michelle’s collections have been placed around the globe in commercial and residential settings including Rose.Rabbit.Lie. Social Club in The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, fashion showrooms and salons in New York City, boutique hotels in England and Norway and a fashion showroom in Australia, among others. Michelle has been featured in numerous publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Living Etc., Est Magazine and Remodelista.