It was such a pleasure attending the opening of Rejuvenation’s fourth store in Berkeley California last Friday. Rejuvenation just so happens to be America’s largest manufacturer of period-authentic light fixtures and house parts. They even have some select furniture options. Rejuvenation is such a perfect fit for the Berkeley and Oakland Hills areas which are sprinkled with so many American Craftsman style homes.
I had a chance to chat with Nigel Barnes, Salvage & Antique Supervisor and Tim Wetzel, Industrial Designer. They have the seriously cool jobs that require them to immaculately bring great lighting designs of the past to life. They are magicians, able to recreate perfectly updated versions of old classic light fixtures like one of their best selling, the Classic Globe Chandelier (above).
We sipped wine and browsed the vintage lighting catalogs Tim and Nigel call “research.” The catalogs were not only home to amazing lighting but nifty marketing as well (above).
Rejuvenation’s lighting collections are organized by era, so clients can easily find fixtures that suit their personal style and home. But the store had more than just fabulous period lighting. I even stumbled upon some fun decorating tricks like these medicine cabinets lined with “fun” wallpaper (above).
Stop by this weekend! Or, if you’re not a Bay Area local, maybe you can hit one of the Portland, Los Angeles or Seattle locations. A few of my favorite lighting options from Rejuvenation (above).