One of third generation craftsman Christopher Nelson’s last projects while still with the family firm, was the execution of large glass chandeliers designed by industrial designer John Garrett for a conference facility in the Niagara region. A few years later in 1987, their working relationship having already been established, Christopher tapped John to head up the engineering department of a large custom lighting facility in Buffalo, NY that he had been contracted to commission. In 1991, their mission accomplished and hundreds of projects completed across the US, they headed back home to establish Lighting Nelson & Garrett to serve the Canadian market.
With a shared passion for design, initial emphasis was contemporary architectural fixtures but an increasing call for historical restoration and reproduction has grown to become a substantial portion of their projects. The historical library, drawing archives, patterns and specialized machinery of Christopher’s grandfather Samuel and father Herbert’s factories dating back to 1918, have now been entrusted to Lighting Nelson & Garrett to carry on the Nelson family tradition.
These assets uniquely position them to design and execute custom fixtures of most any period, style and material, incorporating cutting edge light sources and manufacturing technologies in their fully equipped factory. Each project hand crafted with time tested sustainable materials and attention to detail desired.
Lighting Nelson & Garrett are located in the west end of Toronto. Discover the breadth of their work at lightingnag.com