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New in-situ photographs

Here are some photographs that a client sent us recently from their lovely farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania.

We always love to receive these!

Beattie Barn Light Pendant

Nantucket Hanging Lantern, located in Rural PA.

Nantucket Hanging Lantern

Fall comes to our woods

Sometimes the subtle shadings of fall . . .  delicate fillagree of thinning leaves, their elegant decline,can be as beautiful .... as the full-on blazes of color

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Job Posting: Sheet Metal

Full time or part time. Hourly TBD based on skills & experience level.  Sheet metal worker / maker We are looking for someone with experience working with brass, copper and non-ferrous materials. Many of our operations are done by hand and require craftsmanship and attention to detail. Other necessary skills & experience include: drafting, layout, folding & soldering other [...]

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Recent Custom Work

Chandelier for NYRAWhen the New York Racing Association in Saratoga contacted us regarding a custom chandelier, we knew it had to be something big, bold, and very equestrian.The chandelier we designed and built occupies the gallery of their 1863 Clubhouse. The fixture measures 7 feet tall by 5 feet diameter, with 20 lights, top-grain bridle [...]

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Increased lead times on some of our sheet metal fixtures

Due to current demand for our sheet metal fixtures, the lead time on certain models is now increased to 14 - 16 weeks. You can see a list of the models affected by this delay here:authenticdesigns.com/sheet-metal-extended-lead-time/ We apologize for the inconvenience and delays we know this may cause. As a small company that relies on highly [...]

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We're on the Cover of House Beautiful Magazine

We’re pleased that our Salem Meeting House Chandelier was chosen to grace to cover of House Beautiful magazineA special thank you to Chapman Designs of Houston Texas and Truex Cullins of Vermont for specifying our lighting.You can read the entire article here.

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Contemporary Farmhouse Style

We’re pleased with the fixtures that New England Homes chose to feature in the context of a contemporary farmhouse esthetic. http://www.nehomemag.com/lighting-with-contemporary-farmhouse-style/ In addition to the Federalist, Metedeconk, Beattie Barn Light, and Star Sconce, there are a few other lanterns we make, which we think would also fit with a contemporary farmhouse design. In fact, back in 2016, the TV series [...]

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Custom-Built Floral Lighting fixtures

Based on a sketch provided by Kemble Interiors, a pair of these Directoire* floral lighting fixtures was designed & hand-built by Michael Krauss of Authentic Designs. Once sketches and prototypes had been approved by designer Heidi Bianco at Kemble Interior, we got to work. The leaf detail was hand cut & raised using [...]

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Pricing Changes

In order to keep up with increases in labor, materials, shipping, and other costs, we will need to increase our prices by an average of 7% across the board. Some prices will remain as they are, and several fixtures will increase by up to 15%. These changes will go into effect on February 1, 2017. The [...]

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Authentic Designs -- since 1966

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of Authentic Designs, so we thought we'd share with you some stories and photos of the first fixtures we built. We also wanted to share with you a really cool wooden sign, which my father Danny Krauss had created and displayed in that first location. He opened his first shop in [...]

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