Also showing at the Jacobs will be Portland artist David Reager, who also makes wall-mounted assmeblages from Hydrocal
and other materials.
Emess owns a hydrocal
lamp factory, warehouses and offices in Ellwood City.
While the white Hydrocal
or wallboard sometimes suggest soap, other materials used--plastic, plaster, slate, hardwood, and ivory--are not so easily tamed, and surface markings convey the struggle involved in shaping them.
Replacement shades, basic brass, hydrocal
and other segments are also represented.
Alsy has expanded its domestic hydrocal
lamp presentation with several models featuring intricate relief details and finishes, and an aggressive promotional program of color-infused "tuff-cal" table lamps, to retail for $19.
Emess Lighting, too, has evolved from a domestic manufacturer of hydrocal
lamps just five years ago to a major importer of lamps in a variety of materials -- as well as a supplier of furniture and now mirrors.
Cast in rubber molds, much like plaster or hydrocal
, Terra Fina is strong, durable, impervious to UV radiation, intense heat, water and ice, and is non-conductive to electricity or heat, making it an ideal material for interior applications, such as the wet environment in a bathroom.
Some of the goods will be made in factories in China and Hong Kong; others, in the company's hydrocal
manufacturing and finishing plant and assembly facility in Arkansas.
We're making sure every classification is represented; iron, hydrocal
, Tiffany, brass, crystal, chrome, desk.
On the Cresswell side, new occasional furniture in hydrocal and iron that coordinates with lighting and accessories rounded out the assortment.
Mastercraft/Elite Lamp & Shade has enlarged its position as a full-line supplier, integrating the presentation of its imported and domestic lamps, hydrocal decorative accessories, artificial florals and upholstered furniture, to give retailers the total package.
Artmaster Studios will unveil a masterpiece series of reproductions of masters' artwork - Renoir and Monet among them - in 6-inch frames; in rich colors, beautifully framed for retail from $250 to $399; Charlie Piper has designed metallic lamp finishes, new transitional lamps; the Bellagio collection combines iron and hydrocal
in amethyst, in several finishes, including bronze and warm silver.
The line complements Cresswell Lighting, which manufactures stylish mid-to-upper range lamps and accessories of hydrocal
, wood, iron and other materials and has very similar retail distribution.