Welcome to Illume’

Located at 223 East 58th Street, in the heart of New York City's "Design District”,  illumé is a "Shangri-La" inspired studio that specializes in fine quality, ready-made and custom lampshades and home accents for town and country. We are the last surviving lampshade and full-service workshop specializing in the repair, restoration, and customization of fine lighting.  With established roots in Connecticut and NYC, illumé has been servicing the interior design professionals and lighting enthusiasts since 1997.  We use traditional by-hand techniques to create fine quality lampshades and with over 26 years of experience, our reputation for excellence is time-tested and well deserved.  Quality is paramount and guaranteed.


Illume owner, Ron Scinto opened the Antique and Artisan Center in Stamford CT in 1996.  At the time it was groundbreaking. He and his partner Mark Candido were the pioneers of redefining the concept of a multi-dealer antique center to what it is now defined as today.  They opened to rave reviews from the New York Times, House Beautiful, Martha Stewart, Elle Decor, Southern Accents, Connecticut Cottage and Gardens, Greenwich Living, (even Broadway’s Harvey Fierstein wrote about how fab AAC was) and well healed decorators and designers like Marc Hampton, Albert Hadley, John Rosselli, Stephen Sills, Nate Berkus, Ellie Cullman and so many others for creating such a venue that offered antique dealers the ability to showcase their wares in a show-like setting with great lighting, music and customer service.  Their clientele who discovered and shopped this treasure trove in the (yet to be gentrified) South-End (of industrial) Stamford included Senator Hillary (so awesome and who held their dog Parker in her arms for 15 minutes) and her daughter Chelsea Clinton, Judge Judy (so fabulous), Dina Merrill, Diana Ross (wonderful), Mary Tyler Moore, Shelley Hack (fabulous), Mary Travers, Vera Wang, Gene Wilder, Tom Ford, Amy Irving, Harry Connick Jr, B.Smith, Andy Rooney, William F Buckley, Stephanie Seymour, Tommy and Suzie Hilfiger, Dan Scotto, and their personal favorite 6 time Daytime Emmy Award Winning Best Actress Erika Slezak ... the list went on... READ MORE

The most extensive

in-stock selection in New York


custom possibilities


Lighting Workshop

"We are grateful for clients like you who still wish to support New York City artisans, -our seamstresses, steel welders and wire frame artists and trim makers. All our brass and steel is made in America and we almost never outsource anything we require to provide you a specially made work of art. We've never compromised over the last 26 years, and we don’t plan to stop. We love creating lampshades and keeping busy because we love what we do!" Ronald Scinto, Owner ----Read what our customers are saying... "Testimonials"

MUST-HAVE LUXURY: Colored silk lampshades. The lampshade is something that looks dull and dated after about 10 years while your lamp may still be fabulous. Go to illumé and have at some fresh colors and shade designs.

Celerie Kemble, Interior Designer

A visit to illumé is most definitely an illuminating experience! Whether you’re in the market for new shades, need a repair or just a little inspiration, illumé will guide you to the light side with care and expertise!

Stacey Bewkes, Quintessence blog

My favorite source for finding the perfect ready-made or custom lampshade is illumé New York. Offering everything related to lamps, including specialty finials, antiques, candles, decorative lightbulbs and a lamp repair shop, it's truly a one-stop lamp emporium!  

Doreen Chambers, Interior Designer

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.

Marisa Marcantonio, StyleBeat blog

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.

Marisa Marcantonio, StyleBeat blog

In the USA, many companies can design custom luxury lampshades, but one stands out above all others, illumé in New York City. If you love the finest in luxury hand craftsmanship in lampshades, then you’ve found your workroom in illumé.

Leslie Hendrix Wood, Interior Designer

The workshop is attached to the main store, and it’s headed by creative genius Luca Allegra. He just knows how things should work and how to fix everything.

Jen Ortiz, New York Magazine

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 at illumé will become your go to.

Marisa Marcantonio, StyleBeat blog

"God is in the details" and details are what it is all about at Illume. As a seasoned high-end Interior Designer, one looks to work with premier, innovated, like-minded creative individuals, I have found this in Illume Lampshades. Their staff, and particularly the proprietor Ron has a passion for design that spills over into the magnificently bespoke lampshades whether made of vintage 1950's Fashion patterns, gilt wallpaper, or the last yard of Kuzmer fabric. Illume will provide imaginative lampshades with the most amazing details (Scale, trims, fabrics, accessories, etc.). Illume not only produces incredible lampshade creations but Luca offers lighting solutions that can transform those antique European sconces to the U.S. code, he can repair the unrepairable, finds lighting solutions, thus allowing the designers to make their vision a reality. 

If you are looking for Meh, this is not your resource but if marvelous lampshades and lighting solutions are what you need then look no more.

Josi Morales, www.idesignluxury.com