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Yale Center for British Art Lighting Replication

Yale Center for British Art Lighting Replication

Presented to the university by Paul Mellon (Yale College Class of 1929), the Yale Center for British Art houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. The collections reflect the development of British art, life, and thought from the Elizabethan period onward.

The Yale Center for British Art was designed by the internationally acclaimed American architect Louis I. Kahn. Located across the street from his first major commission, the Yale University Art Gallery (1953). In 2005 the Center received the prestigious Twenty-five Year Award of the American Institute of Architects.

Grand Light was selected to create exact replications of the existing historic pendant light fixtures. The custom pendant is a spun, tapered aluminum shade with a clear satin etched anodized finish. Each component was custom fabricated insuring the complete historical accuracy.


Yale Center for British Art contacted Grand Light to replicate this pendant light.


Reference drawing.


Shown here are the internal components for the body of the fixture.


The spun aluminum lamp assembly was also created with custom tooling.



Fixture body and shade were anodized with a clear etched satin to match the originals. Interior surfaces were painted with a high reflectance white.

ycba-7b.jpgInstalled fixture is shown.


For more information Regarding this project and the fixture types, you may review the project Homepage at Yale Center for British Art Lighting Replication.
For further information regarding this project you may contact our project manager:
Ryan Stockman
800-922-1469 ext 110


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