The Minka-Lavery Story
In 1982, Minka-Lavery Lighting was established by Bill and Marian Tang as the decorative lighting division of the Minka Group, based in Corona, CA. Their tactic in giving Minka-Lavery fixtures their sense of luxury was to take inspiration from past design styles whenever possible. The Minka-Lavery line has grown to include everything from petite European-styled crystal chandeliers to contemporary bathroom lighting. Even the most contemporary of these fixtures have a subtle sense of history.
Minka-Lavery is part of the Minka Group, which includes Minka Aire, George Kovacs and Metropolitan Lighting.
Why We Love Minka-Lavery Lighting
The designs of Minka-Lavery home lighting fixtures are inspired by romance and history, and it shows. There's the Illuminati collection, inspired by Hearst Castle, and the Salon Grand collection, designed by Jessica McClintock and inspired by gracious European salons. Even Minka-Lavery's transitional fixtures are enhanced by decorative elements of classic design styles. In addition to evoking design styles of the past, Minka-Lavery lighting replicates traditional quality and craftsmanship with a variety of hand-painted finishes, embroidered shades, etc.
A Fun Fact About Minka-Lavery
Minka-Lavery is a firm supporter of Habitat for Humanity, donating fixtures for projects as well as the monetary proceeds from sales.
Noteworthy Lighting from Minka-Lavery
The Nanti collection is the ideal example of old paired with new, a clean drum-shaped form with Art Nouveau inspired scrollwork. The Dakota collection has a strong, clean form and features a unique combination of materials: metal, glass and natural slate.