more than a quarter of a century, Wilshire has transformed lighting into
illuminating works of heirloom art. Wilshire takes pride as one of America's
leading innovators in exquisite decorative lighting that feature unmatched
hand craftsmanship and aesthetics appropriate for the finest interior design.
by Old World European tradition, Wilshire designs have been created by
combining only quality raw materials with the finest hand-blown and hand-cut
glass available in the world. Although European influence exists in many
Wilshire products, each series is tailored to meet American trends and design
specifications. In keeping with tradition, Wilshire is moving ahead to offer
more new product lines incorporating a variety of style categories and price
points which will continue to set trends in the industry.
The Wilshire Lighting Catalog offers a unique line of chandeliers, sconces, wall brackets and
pendants in crystal, alabaster, cast brass and solid brass.
Founded in New England in 1959, Wilshire
Mfg. has evolved into one of the world's most sophisticated manufacturers of
custom-designed, decorative lighting for hospitality, commercial,
institutional and residential interiors.
Personal supervision guides every step of
the design process - from selection of materials through design and final
fabrication - to preserve the reputation Wilshire has earned so carefully over
the past four decades.
Wilshire's team consists of experts versed
in every aspect of the process: the aesthetic, the engineering, the
manufacturing and the practical considerations of interior design - from the
most complex hospitality installation to a simpler residential plan.
Wilshire's engineering and design team
annually creates hundreds of unique chandeliers, sconces and other fine
lighting, which add to an impressive array of more than 5,000 existing
Wilshire designs that reflect a variety of styles and historical periods.
Supporting Wilshire's professionals are the
most advanced technology tools for even greater flexibility, time savings and
Wilshire's computer-driven CAD systems are
coupled with technology to support design, customization and manufacturing.
Designs are created and transferred to the laser machine electronically,
enabling Wilshire to avoid the timely, costly process of tool and die making.
The Result: a higher quality, lower cost, more precise product. This
technology permits a whole new level of flexibility for designers, engineers
and clients to make changes quickly and easily. In addition, Wilshire works
within any size budget and is thoroughly committed to meeting project
The Rarest and Finest Materials Crafted
Into Masterworks of Art.
A treasure of the world's richest, most
desired materials are among those employed to craft the Wilshire product
- Lead crystal, including that of the
celebrated Swarovski Company of Austria.
- Fine mouth-blown, hand-etched art glass
elements from artisans around the world.
- Shaped, beveled, facet-cut prisms.
- Authentic alabaster.
- Actual gold, silver, brass and bronze,
among other materials.
- The finest European castings.
The Most Meticulous Manufacturing Paired
With Old-World Hand Craftsmanship.
Wilshire's new 200,000-square-foot facility
in Taunton, MA is home for the manufacturing - stamping, polishing, plating,
painting, spinning, laser cutting, finishing and assembling of all metal
This modern plant has fully integrated
fabrication processes that make Wilshire true master craftsmen of customized
lighting. These advanced capabilities permit extreme accuracy in production
and unparalleled customization.
Although Wilshire relies on the most
current technology and production facilities, there is still much handwork
employed to create chandeliers, wall sconces and lamps that meet the highest
Many Wilshire creations feature hand
polishing of metal work that employs old-world techniques to bring out the
richness and beauty. The results are famous Wilshire finishes, including the
elegance of polished gold, lustrous pewter, polished brass, antique brass,
french gold, vintage gold, vintage silver, antique patina, antique bronze and
antique white, among others. Wilshire styles and colors offer choices suitable
for every decor and all can be customized with special finishes on demand.
In addition, much of the art glass Wilshire
uses is hand blown, hand cut, hand painted or hand engraved by gifted artisans
from around the world working from Wilshire's proprietary designs.
Wilshire is one of the few manufacturers in
America to rely on the most up-to-date, environmentally safe chemicals, with
in-house laboratories for chemical analysis. Wilshire's air treatment facility
recirculates dust emissions, and compliant coatings are employed during the
painting process to improve air quality. Wilshire exceeds the most exacting
U.S. governmental agencies' requirements.
Wilshire also incorporates the
environmentally safe, tarnish-resistant, clear Electro Deposition Coating
(E-Coat) in all day-to-day plating. E-Coat adds enduring luster and added
value to a number of our products, and protects against harmful UV rays and
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