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Custom Lighting

Streamline Modern has the connections to restore vintage lighting, as well as sources for acquiring rare original pieces. We also have the capability to replicate some designs through our own master craftsmen Below are a few examples of both our acquisitions and fabrications of the most iconic lighting around. The list of important designers include: Donald Deskey of Radio City fame, Walter Von Nessen’s iconic Pattyn Lamp and important lighting designs after Jacques Le Chevallier and Rene Herbst. We also offer amazing lighting designs by Thomas Molesworth, as well as custom Arts and Crafts designs inspired by Greene & Greene and the Gamble House. If you have special needs not shown here, please contact us.

Vintage Pattyn Lamp fully restored

Large Vintage Theater


Large Vintage Theater



Large Vintage Theater



William Hunt Deidrich Design Fighting Antelopes

Wall Sconces

William Hunt Deidrich Design Fighting Antelopes

Wall Sconces

Jacques Le Chevalier

Hanging Lamp

Jacques Le Chevalier


Jacques Le Chevalier Desk Lamps

Custom Rare Lighting Design

J Kuygens

Floor Lamp

Jacques Le Chevallier ...Lighting Sconces, Chandaliers, Desk Lamps

(French, 1896–1987)

Lamp, ca. 1928

Jacques Le Chevallier (French, 1896–1987)

Aluminum, ebonite; H. 11 in. (27.9 cm), Diam. 9 in. (22.9 cm)

Although most prolific as an artist in stained glass, Le Chevallier is perhaps best known for the small number of modernist table lamps that he designed in the late 1920s. This model, the most extreme of the group, consists of an abstract, sculptural housing for the bulb resting atop a circular base raised on cylindrical legs. Starkly spare and completely unornamented, the overall effect of the lamp is of a functional machine. Nonetheless, a certain decorative quality is achieved through the Cubist-inspired angular planes, exposed screws and braces, and the softly reflective finish. No effort has been made to conceal the bulb or the socket, though the light can be shaded or redirected by revolving the lamp to a variety of different positions. Less reflective than silver or chrome-plated steel, aluminum was more affordable, increasing its appeal for designers.


Le Chevallier was a founding member of the Union des Artistes Modernes (UAM), an organization that promoted the forward-looking, reform-minded ideals of modernist design in France. Other members included architects and designers such as Pierre Chareau, René Herbst, Eileen Gray, Gabriel Guévrékian, Robert Mallet-Stevens, and Charlotte Perriand.

René Herbst

René Herbst (* 1 June 1891 in Paris , † 27 August 1982 )

was a French designer and interior designer .

René Herbst was a leading French furniture designer and interior architect. He studied in London and Frankfurt and went on study trips to Russia and Italy. In 1930, Le Corbusier and Jean Puiforcat founded the Union des Artistes Modernes (UAM)Robert Mallet-Stevens and Francis Jourdain two of the first members. This union was a reaction against the decorative excesses of Art Deco, with the aim to promote the ideals of modernity through exhibitions in the annual salons, where the artists and designers showcased their designs and publications.

In the 1920's, Réne was referred to as "l'homme d'acier", which meant that he designed steel furniture. He was one of the first designers to experiment with the use of steel pipe for furniture. René Herbst produced his furniture designs in limited edition with his own interior design company, the Etablissements René Herbst.

Below two examples of Chandeliers