Vintage & Reproduction Lighting by Character Projects

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We’re excited to announce our new line of unique reproduction lighting, with beautiful designs handmade in Los Angeles.




These lights are hand cast in aluminum by an expert metalcaster using traditional methods, then completed with a durable black powder coat finish. Click on the photos above to see the listings in our online store.


We also continue to carry a curated selection of distinctive vintage lighting.  Our items are available online and at our shop in Los Angeles by appointment.

Photo by Duran Castro

About Character Projects Vintage Lighting & Hardware

Here at Character Projects we’re passionate about historic preservation, restoration, and architectural salvage, and the way that character details can play a role in creating truly inspiring spaces. We love to breath new life into old artifacts, and see ourselves as caretakers of each object until it’s passed on to its new home with you.

We specialize in unique items with striking aesthetic elements, with an emphasis on bare bulb period lighting, ornate door hardware, and matched sets that can help transform entire homes or larger spaces into distinctive places. Adding character elements to your home or commercial space is one of the best ways to improve the design sensibility and add value, and nothing makes us happier than helping you to make your space a more beautiful and inspired place to be.

All of our vintage lighting and hardware is restored down to the raw metallic finish or comes with a painted finish, unless otherwise noted. All lighting has been rewired, and comes fully tested and complete with mounting hardware ready to install, unless otherwise noted.

If you’re looking for something special that’s not currently listed, please feel free to contact us, as we may have it in the studio awaiting restoration.

Does your home already have distinctive lighting that needs restoration or rewiring?  We can do that too!  In most cases old neglected fixtures can be made beautiful and functional once again.  Please contact us for more information or to obtain a custom restoration estimate.

Thanks for visiting and we’re looking forward to working with you soon.

With Love,
Character Projects