No matter what dwelling you live in, lamps add style while providing ambient or reading light. We’ve done the research to help you narrow down the possibilities to ones made in the USA (or at least mostly made in the USA). Our findings and additional information to help you do your research are listed below.
Full List of Lamp Manufacturers Made in the USA
This North Carolina-based furniture company makes table lamps, floor lamps, and desk and task lamps. We were impressed by the variety of styles, which include antique luxury, classic, and ultra-modern.
Arroyo Craftsman specializes in hand-finished arts-and-craft-inspired lighting. Customers can choose from a variety of metal and glass combinations. This company mainly focuses on lighting fixtures, but also produces a few table and floor lamps.
This brand focuses on early-20th century-inspired lighting designs with a modern twist. Products include a small selection of floor lamps and desk lamps.
Located in the French Quarter in New Orleans, Bevolo has a wide selection of unique vintage lamps. Styles include French and art deco. Some lamps include recycled glass.
Century Furniture prides itself on making high-quality products in a sustainable fashion. This company produces a few floor lamps in either wrought iron or polished steel.
Founded by a group of friends who grew up in Laguna Beach, California, Cerno draws inspiration for its lighting products from the culture and natural environment of their hometown. Cerno makes floor and table lamps. Each style can be customized with a variety of color options for the wood and metal components, as well as the lampshade.
This family-owned brand got its start in Florida in the mid-1950s. Even though the company later moved to North Carolina, its products reflect its roots. Coast Lamp Manufacturing has four collections: Coastal Living, Casual Living, Rustic Living, and Western Living.
Dunes and Duchess is an acclaimed furniture and lighting company with a unique aesthetic that blends playfulness and versatility. They make table and floor lamps that can be ordered in a variety of colors.
This company makes Amish furniture using locally sourced hardwoods. Dutch Crafters has a huge selection of lamps that they advertise as “American-Made” or “Handcrafted in the USA.” However, some materials may be imported.
Framburg is renowned for its hand-crafted lighting fixtures, but this brand also makes a few floor and table lamps. These lamps are portable versions of their Princessa and Chloe lighting fixtures.
This Grand Rapids, Michigan-based furniture company focuses on making classic pieces – including lighting products – with a mid-century look.
Hennepin Made’s glass products combine ancient craft techniques and contemporary style. Their Ontologia floor and table lamps feature a unique design that is both grounded and airy.
This lighting brand focuses on innovation, quality, sustainability, and customer service. Although the company mainly concentrates on making lighting fixtures, its collection includes some floor lamps, table lamps, and desk lamps.
Lanternland specializes in copper lanterns and handmade outdoor lighting. However, this brand does produce a Portland Copper Lantern Table Lamp. Available in your choice of eight all-natural hand-applied copper and brass finishes and four complimentary styles of glass at no extra cost, this lamp is ideal for traditional, Colonial, Colonial Revival, Cape Cod and bungalow style homes, lake homes, and cabins.
Matter Made creates innovative, contemporary lighting, furniture, and other goods with a minimalist look. This company produces a few table and floor lamps.
Modernica only makes one lamp at its Los Angeles facility. The Case Study Pearl Lamp emanates warm, evenly diffused light with an opalescent quality. The adjustable pendant can be installed on slanted ceilings up to 30 degrees.
Naples Lamp Factory focuses exclusively on floor and table lamps with whimsical designs. They produce customized lamps with a variety of themes, including golf, pelicans, turtles, pineapples, and mermaids.
Old Hickory Furniture, which was established almost 125 years ago, makes its pieces from hickory saplings and other sustainable materials. This brand’s lamp collection includes Adirondack, Catskill, and Pocono styles.
This furniture company makes its lamps in Portland, Oregon, but some of the parts may be sourced from overseas. Many of these lamps have a mid-century or contemporary design.
Stickley makes more than 90% of its products, including floor and table lamps, in New York and North Carolina. Their lamps have art glass, linen, and mica shades.
Stiffel Lamp Company is lauded for its innovative and beautiful products, which include table lamps, desk lamps, buffet lamps, candle lamps, and library lamps. Styles range from traditional to contemporary.
This furniture brand worked with Lume to create the Apollo Lamp, which features a porcelain center glazed in a salmon or matte bone color and accented by a hand-turned walnut piece.
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How to Find Lamps Made in the USA
If you want to buy a lamp that’s made domestically, we are here to help! Below are some tips to ensure you find the made-in-the-USA lamp of your dreams for your home.
What Does “Made in the USA” Mean?
Let’s backtrack for a moment. What exactly does “made in the USA” mean?
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) defines a made in the USA product as one that is “all or virtually all” made in the United States – including design and manufacturing – using materials from here. In other words, the item should have very little or no material in it that’s sourced from other countries.
For a more thorough explanation, check out our “made in the USA” guide.
It’s not easy to figure out if a product is 100% made in the USA. Many items, including lamps, can be advertised as being domestically made even though that’s not entirely true (more on that later). However, knowing where the materials come from is a key step to determining if a lamp is truly USA-made.
Let’s take a look at the materials most commonly used in lamp-making and what countries they are typically sourced from.
If a lamp is made with primarily solid hardwood, that’s a good sign it was at least mostly made in the USA. After all, the United States is the top global producer of lumber made from this type of wood, which includes oak, walnut, maple, and cherry.
Fiberwood is a manufactured product made from wood fiber. Production of this material originated in the USA, but now takes place in many other countries. Fortunately, domestic fiberwood still exists.
Lamps made with fiberwood are less expensive than those constructed with solid hardwood. However, they aren’t as durable.
A steel lamp may or may not be made in the USA. China leads the world in production of this metal, while the United States ranks fourth. Although it is a bit harder to find U.S. steel, the search is worth it because it is three times stronger than Chinese steel.
If you are thinking of buying a copper lamp, be aware that the United States is the world’s fifth-largest producer of this medal, ranking behind Chile, Peru, China, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The United States doesn’t even rank in the top eight among brass-producing countries, but is the world’s leading importer of this metal. Therefore, your odds of finding a brass lamp that’s made in the USA aren’t great.
The United States produces a lot of iron, but most of it comes from scraps from other nations, primarily China and Japan. The U.S. barely makes the Top 10 in worldwide iron ore production.
Glass gives lamps an elegant appearance. Unfortunately, only 6.5% of global glass production takes place domestically. Still, some U.S. artisans specialize in hand-blown glass production, so smaller furniture and lighting companies that pride themselves on making their products in the USA are likely to employ or contract with them.
Fabric lampshades are typically linen, cotton or silk.
The United States is the world’s third-leading producer of cotton, behind China and India. This makes it fairly easy to find cotton lampshades that were made here.
Linen is made from flax yarn. The U.S. produces only 2% of the world’s flax, so your odds of finding linen lampshades that are made in the USA aren’t good.
You also aren’t likely to find domestically produced silk lampshades. The United States imports most of its silk from countries such as China and India.
Heavy parchment paper is a popular material for lampshades. It used to be made from animal skin, but today it consists of fibers from fir trees, cotton, or flax. As we’ve already mentioned, cotton produced in the USA is not hard to find, so some parchment paper is made here.
Next, look at the labeling on the lamps you are interested in. Title 19 Chapter 4 Section 1304 of the U.S. Code states that items made overseas must be labeled accordingly. Since the FTC protects the use of the “Made in the USA” label, we recommend narrowing your search to lamps with that label on the product or its packaging.
This sounds easy, but the reality is a bit more complicated. For one thing, brands aren’t required to undergo a pre-approval process for the coveted “Made in the USA” label. This means some companies could use this label falsely. Fortunately, the FTC pays attention if someone reports a brand is using the label in bad faith.
Another thing to look out for is lookalike labels that use phrases similar to “Made in the USA.” For example, a company may use “Assembled in the USA,” which could indicate that although manufacturing took place in the United States, some or all of the materials were sourced from overseas. “Made in America” is another common lookalike label. This language might mean the product was made in Mexico or Canada.
Finally, keep in mind that an American flag sticker on a label doesn’t necessarily mean an item was made here because the FTC does not protect the use of that image.
Here’s some more information on how to find lamps that are genuinely made in the USA.
Look at the Company Website
Visit the brand’s website and look at the “About Us” or product page. Companies know “Made in the USA” is a big selling point, so if they are making their products domestically, they will clearly indicate this online.
However, brands are under no obligation to indicate online or in promotional materials the country where a product was manufactured or where materials were sourced from. If this information is absent, you are better off assuming the item was not made in the USA.
Product descriptions on Amazon and other online shopping sites might indicate the country of origin. The FAQ for the product also could include a question and answer on where the item was manufactured. If you don’t see this, consider asking this question yourself.
Contact the Company
Still not sure where a lamp was made? Then consider calling the company, sending them an email, or starting an online chat with them if that option is available on their website. Hopefully a brand representative will have the info you are looking for.
Lamp Manufacturers Not Made in the USA
Here are some famous companies that don’t make their lamps in the USA.
- Ashley Furniture – Mostly manufactured in Vietnam and China.
- IKEA – This Swedish brand does most of its manufacturing in China, Malaysia, Vietnam, and other countries in Asia and Eastern Europe.
- Ethan Allen – Even though three-fourths of its goods are produced in North America, this company’s lamps are made in China or the Philippines.
- Pottery Barn – Their lamps are made overseas.
- West Elm – Although some of their pieces are made in North America, most are produced in India.
Coaster Furniture – Their products are imported.
- Article – Manufactured in Asia.
- MoDRN – Everything’s made overseas.
- RH – Manufactured in China.