Located at 215 East 58th Street, on the 5th floor above Waterworks Kitchen and Bath Showroom in the heart of New York City's (D&D Design) district, illumé is a Shangri-La inspired studio that specializes in high-quality, ready-made and custom lampshades and home accents. We are also 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 since 1997, illumé has been servicing the interior design professionals and lighting enthusiasts. We use traditional techniques to create fine quality lampshades. And with over 26 years of experience creating lampshades, our reputation for excellence is time-tested and well deserved. Quality is paramount and guaranteed.
THE STORY OF ILLUME...
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 of shades in New York
The studio offers an extensive, yet carefully curated collection of over 4,000 lampshades in-stock and readily available for trade and retail clients. Illumé has a breadth of exclusive shades hand-crafted from silks, linens, designer textiles, parchments and artisan papers in a variety of modern and classic proportions and silhouettes. Everything we make is made with love. Custom fit and tailored clothing is also true of lampshades. You have your own individual tastes, and it’s important to us that you receive a lampshade that accurately reflects you and your decor and fits your lamp perfectly.
If you have the luxury of bringing your lamp to our studio, our expert design consultants can help you find or design any lampshade you desire. Feel free to call us and we can dedicate the time to helping you via Facetime or Zoom.
Limitless custom possibilities
In addition to the extensive stock options, our studio offers a vast library of styles, fabrics, access to trims and finishes to create most anything you can imagine. We can also create custom shades using your own fabrics, wall coverings, or specialty papers. Whether you want to purchase a beautiful lampshade or restore an heirloom lampshade, we can help.
Full-service Lighting Workshop
Our in-house lighting workshop can repair, rewire, restore and refinish nearly any lighting piece, whether antique or new. The workshop also specializes in creating custom fixtures, mounts and lamps. Our skilled craftsmen can even convert vases and decorative objects into lamps and fixtures.