Be Original Americas' Fellows Get Hands-On Glass-Blowing Experience at Niche HQ

Posted on 6/27/19 3:41 PM

Be Original Americas is a campaign devoted to educating and influencing design professionals and manufacturers on the economic and ethical value of authentic design while protecting and investing in its future. Niche is a proud member, joining the fight with over 100 well-known and respected brands.

Be Original Americas is hosting a Design Fellowship. Over the course of seven weeks, this year's fellows, Nino Chambers and Claire Lin, have the opportunity to learn about all facets of creating innovative, high-quality products through hands-on, in-the-field learning. For two days last week, they spent time at Niche's headquarters and fully immersed themselves in our design operation.


Modern Rustic Farmhouse in Colorado Mountains Features Handmade Lighting

Posted on 6/25/19 3:07 PM

This modern rustic farmhouse nestled in the mountains of Colorado belongs to interior designer Julie Roitman of Studio XO. With her design expertise, Roitman knew she wanted her family home to be filled with light and to draw inspiration from the natural surroundings. 

The result is an 8,700-square-foot oasis that sits on the 18th hole of the Tom Fazio Course, overlooking stunning views of the land. It features exterior elements like stone walls that help bridge the gap between the indoors and outdoors. For additional brightness, handmade Niche pendants illuminate the cozy-yet-chic interior.


See How the Encalmo Pendant Light Is Handmade in Our State-of-the-Art Hot Shop

Posted on 6/21/19 10:00 AM

It is our pleasure to introduce the latest addition to Niche's hand-blown pendant line: the Encalmo. Created by implementing the Venetian technique of fusing two separate entities of glass into one single piece, the Encalmo Grand and Petite celebrates inspired, sensual design. The Encalmo is available in both pendant and sconce form in our Gray-Crystal color combination.

Every Encalmo silhouette is handmade by a team of talented glass artisans in our state-of-the-art Hot Shop. Learn more about our glass-blowing process to see how this stunning shape comes to life.



Virginia Home Illuminated by Handmade Niche Pendant Lighting

Posted on 6/19/19 1:38 PM

With help from Studio Snaidero, a home in Arlington, Virginia underwent an incredible transformation. Take a tour of this spectacular home and see all of the rooms illuminated by Niche lighting.



Happy Father's Day to the Men who Enlighten Us

Posted on 6/14/19 2:05 PM


We would like to wish a Happy Father's Day to all the incredible men who have enlightened us throughout the years. We appreciate your caring and thoughtful nature, today and every day.

At Niche, heart is at the center of everything we do. Our talented glass artisans craft products with the same love and care they have been taught by their mentors. They make each glass piece with quality, precision, and passion — every step of the way.

This year, we asked our team to share the invaluable lessons they have learned from their fathers. Here's what they had to say:



Introducing Our Newest Hand-Blown Pendant & Sconce: The Encalmo

Posted on 6/13/19 3:30 PM

It is our pleasure to introduce the latest addition to Niche's hand-blown lighting line: the Encalmo Series. Created by implementing the Venetian technique of fusing two separate entities of glass into one single piece, the Encalmo Grand and Petite celebrates inspired, sensual design. These complementary sizes look stunning when paired together, but also demand attention on their own.


Historic Villa in Switzerland Undergoes Stunning Transformation Featuring Handmade Pendants

Posted on 6/6/19 3:30 PM

A historic villa in Switzerland underwent a stunning transformation thanks to the talented Atelier Zuerich. Handmade Niche pendant lights featured in this space are a welcomed and fitting addition, as the tradition of glass-blowing has been around for centuries. Keep reading the blog to see how traditional meets modern design.



June's Complementary Shapes of the Month: The Bell Jar and Bella

Posted on 6/4/19 9:50 AM

Last month we featured Niche's signature Pod pendantThis month, we are featuring two complementary silhouettes, the Bell Jar and Bella pendant. Available in several classic color options, these lights can be hung on their own or clustered in multiples to create stunning visual arrangements in any setting.



Niche Showcases Smart Lighting Automation with Vitrea at ICFF

Posted on 5/30/19 3:26 PM

We want to say thank you to everyone who visited us at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair last week. It was a pleasure chatting with you and to hear how you're interested in using our newest pendant collections, chandeliers, and sconces in your upcoming projects. For those of you who couldn't make it out to the show, we're sharing some exciting information that will transform the way you interact with our handmade lighting.


Princeton Home Undergoes Remodel with Niche Pendants Before Hitting the Market

Posted on 5/28/19 3:36 PM

The owner of a Princeton, New Jersey Ranch was looking to add some charm to her space before putting the home on the market. With help from Niche's very own Jeremy Pyles, the two completed a full cosmetic remodel including a new kitchen, master bathroom, and the addition of skylights throughout the house to brighten each room with natural light. Keep reading to see how Niche handmade pendants found their way into this renovation. 






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