Tennant NY

Christopher Tennant

Tennant New York makes heirloom-quality lighting and decororative objects out of upcycled antiques and sustainably sourced materials. Founded by artist and former Vanity Fair editor Christopher Tennant, it celebrates the totemic power of provenance, the imperfect beauty of nature, and the unmatched elegance of early 20th century design. Each signed-and-numbered limited-edition piece is made by hand in Christopher’s carriage house workshop in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. 

We are so thrilled to offer a curated collection of Christopher's surrealist, beautiful works of art. 

Air Mail editor Jeanne Malle said it best, "Wouldn’t it be nice to name-drop Dalí and Botticelli as your influencers? Christopher Tennant’s new Venus Collection lets you do just that. The former fashion editor’s fascination with antiques (Victorian taxidermy, anyone?) became the focus of his career in 2011, when Tennant started selling upcycled illuminated display cases. Now, in addition to exhibiting his work in art shows, he sells handmade lamps through his retail brand, Tennant New York. Prior collections have featured shades made from paper from the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair, and bodies fashioned from vintage camera tripods. Tennant’s latest collection is inspired by Surrealism and the ocean, featuring lamps forged from vintage seashells, which strike the perfect middle ground between utilitarian and playful."