A STORYBOOK HISTORY...
Over 36 years ago, Meyda Tiffany was
founded when Meyer Cohen was asked by his wife Ida (whose names were
combined into the company name Meyda) to build a stained glass
window in their kitchen so they wouldn't have to look at the vintage
cars in their neighbor's driveway. What began as a hobby evolved
leading and oldest manufacturer of custom and decorative lighting.
Today Meyda is still a family-run
business, with the Cohens' son, Robert, at the helm. As the business
grew and evolved, and in an effort to lower costs to create Tiffany
styled products that were more affordable for a broader market, we
developed strong cooperative relationships with several small
handicraft workshops overseas. Meyda designers work very closely
with these stained glass studios to maintain the high level of
quality that you have come to expect from us.
Nearly two decades ago, Meyda Tiffany
acquired Quality Bent Glass Company which created original lighting
fixtures, including the famous Coca-Cola® chandeliers, and supplied
them to Tiffany Studios in New
York City in the early 1900s. We
utilize QBG's original tools, molds and techniques to create
nostalgic lighting products today. In the mid-1990s, Meyda purchased
Mecco Art, a metal art studio, and utilizes its equipment and
manufacturing techniques to produce spectacular custom crafted
lighting and décor under the Meyda Custom Lighting brand.
Under the Meyda Lighting brand,
thousands of decorative styles are offered through fine dealers in
Many designs are inspired by the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany,
Dirk Van Erp, Gustav Stickley, and other masters, as well as the
Arts and Crafts, Rustic, Gothic, Revival and Contemporary themes.
Our extensive line includes table and floor lamps, ceiling pendants,
chandeliers, outdoor lighting, wall sconces, stained glass windows,
fireplace screens, billiard/kitchen island fixtures, novelty items,
Meyda continues to implement one of
the industry's most extensive product development programs.