Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Partners Ronald Scinto and Mark Candido created a booming antique business in Stamford, Connecticut with The Antique and Artisan Center at 69 Jefferson Street that includes their Accessory Store that carries handmade lampshades and accessories for home. Now on the New York scene, they bring their super stylish Illume shade shop and workshop to the design district on 58th Street. Hand created, in - stock shades of every style and shape grace the walls. If you don't see what you need, they will create it for you. Bring your lamps in to find the perfect match or they will work with you from afar. Stop in at 223 East 58th Street for a visit.

Ron Scinto and Laura Gelfand with a chartreuse pleated shade

An exotic painting, mango wall and turquoise suede lacquer bench at the entry beckon. Love it.

A vibrant mango colored wall is the perfect backdrop for a console vignette and pieces from The Antique Center

Walk down the runway to the back of the store where etageres and consoles are overflowing with cheery shades

The hall o' shades with a leopard rug

A speckled antique mirror wall displays sconces with every imaginable shade option

Chic in a lipstick red paper shade

From coolie shades to drums...

Large and small, a shade for it all

Mirrored niches display a colorful lamps

Turquoise, raspberry and orange shades
Pick from a huge assortment of finials that are artfully displayed on silver trays


 With the closing of Pell Artifex, it is nice to know there is a new place to take your lamps for repair or to create something from scratch. Take a vase to make it into a lamp, get a piece rewired or completely overhauled. The old timey workshop next door to Illume will become your go to.

A repair in the works by Luca Allegra, an Italian import who worked at Louis Vuitton

Wires, bulbs and more

Electrical parts for creating just what you want

Love the pegboard with bases and parts

The worktable placed in a rare quiet moment


Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

wow, i have made a mental note to visit this place next time im in the city! love!

mary said...

Amazing! Getting just the right shade is not a simple walk in the park. It's the shade that makes the lamp. I wish we had something like this shop in Los Angeles. Thanks. Mary

Marisa/Stylebeat said...

Heather, you will be awe struck!
Mary, so true, it is an art--they ship!