Over the last many years, Niche has shaped into what you know today - designers and makers of elegant, hand-blown glass lighting. It has been a long ride, but quite the rewarding one. Continue reading about our handmade glass lighting history below.
Co-founders Jeremy Pyles & Mary Welch renovate a former bodega market and open a gifts & homewares store in New York City's East Village.
When the search for the proper lighting fixtures for the shop returned no results, Jeremy & Mary decided to make their own. After collecting electrical parts and collaborating with a glass-blower, Niche's first product, the Stamen pendant light, was born. The original Stamen that hung in the window made a statement and soon become to store's best selling item.
With a series of 8 hand-blown glass pendant lights now in the collection, Niche HQ relocated to the Hudson Valley, though the glass pendants were still being made in New York City.
Niche makes their second move to a beautiful, light-filled 8800 sq. ft. loft building in Beacon, New York.
The Cold Shop is completed!
After extensive renovations, the Hot Shop is fully operational. Niche expands their team of glass-blowers and now produces every single piece of glass in Beacon, New York.
Factory mezzanine renovation begins to house both the offices and production in the same building.
The renovation includes a new photo studio space.
At long last, the mezzanine office renovation is complete and the entire Niche team now resides in the same building.