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Providing one-of-a-kind lighting solutions for discerning clientele, Paul Ferrante is a family-owned business founded in 1957. Ferrante and his partner, Tommy Raynor, established the brand to repurpose antique objects into customized lamps. They were among the first to set up a design showroom on fashionable Melrose Place in 1960, and they have earned an esteemed reputation for creating authentic old-world reproductions. They redesigned the storied Melrose Place showroom in 2017 to create a welcoming and inspiring atmosphere where clients can enjoy the full Ferrante experience. It’s a brilliant testament to a brand whose time-honored processes remain just as relevant today as they were decades ago. Raynor sourced antique vases at local estate sales and, with Ferrante, crafted exquisite lamps of the highest quality. Their products illuminate properties worldwide; among the most notable appearances is Illume by Paul Ferrante, an art display located at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, CA. It’s composed of 28 hand-designed glass and wrought iron lanterns suspended from the hotel’s celebrated oak tree. The design is signature Ferrante, from the graceful Spanish Revival theme to the upscale materials used to craft shapely pendants. Today, the brand offers a vast range of 18th- and 19th-century antiques, including chandeliers, wall sconces and lanterns. For those who favor a more customized approach, they create original replicas inspired by decades past. The collection is representative of the brand’s ability to honor age-old techniques and translate them into contemporary designs for the modern world. Wood is intricately detailed, metal perfectly finished and gold leafing hand-applied to create products that resemble something from a bygone era. Pieces of furniture are also incorporated into their collections. There are handsome chests and bookcases, accent chairs, sofas, coffee tables and accessories in the diverse range. Lighting, however, is the heart and soul of this ever-flourishing brand that is never content to rest on its laurels.