Mclean Lighting Works Returns to the High Point Market
|Interior Featuring McLean Lighting Works|
For antique lighting cognoscente, designers in the know, and all those who appreciate quality lighting products produced in the U.S., there is reason to rejoice. After a long hiatus, McLean Lighting Works is returning to the High Point Market. You heard it here first: Mac Moore and company are back in town!
Actually, Moore was really never too far away. McLean Lighting Works, manufacturers of fine interior and exterior antique reproductions and custom lighting, is after all, based just down the road in Greensboro, N.C. But it’s been some years since the firm exhibited its antique reproduction lighting--ranging from exterior and interior hanging and wall-mount fixtures to chandeliers, sconces and lamps recreated in brass, copper and tin with hand-rubbed patina finishes--in Market Square, and later in the IHFC.
“The Internet changed the world, and it eventually changed the way we operated at McLean Lighting Works,” Moore says. “But by relying solely on the Internet, over time we lost one of the things that I like most about this business, and that is the face-to-face contact with customers. Regardless of how good your website is, you can’t replace that.”
At the same time, Moore was ready to launch another facet of McLean Works: antique lighting. “We have loved and collected antiques for years and when we saw the new Antique & Design Center at Market Square, we knew we’d found the perfect venue to bring them to Market,” Moore relates. “We’re very excited about connecting personally with buyers and designers again and to being a viable source for antique lighting.”
If Americana is beginning to sound like a theme here, it’s because McLean Lighting Works was originally launched as a supplier to The Saltbox, a retail establishment operated by Moore’s wife, Nancy, in the State Street Station area of Greensboro that specializes in American-made folk art, pottery and paintings, as well as one-of-a-kind handcrafted art and antiques.
“We’ve always collected American,” Moore says, adding that in addition to antique lighting, there will be a goodly selection of American antique and vintage furnishings for buyers to peruse in the space this Market. Welcome back Mac!
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Written by Kimberley Wray. 1st 2 photos courtesy of McLean Lighting other Photography by Amanda Lane Kinney.