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Even before Louis Comfort established his own company that would later be called as Tiffany Lighting, he was already envisioned to follow the footsteps of his father who was the founder of a silver and jewelry firm in New York. The clientele of his dad's business were A-list people in the society such as presidents and aristocrats. Not to mention, Queen Victoria of England was on the list.
When Louis Comfort was 18 years old, he was educated under George Inness, an American landscape artist. Little did he know, it was already his stepping stone for his future endeavor in Tiffany Lighting. In his 20's, Louis Comfort toured almost the whole world as he was able to reach North America, Europe and Middle East. It was there that he became fascinated with architecture and ornamentation that originated from varied cultures.
It was in 1872 when Louis Comfort traveled back to the United States. He then started studying about glass and mosaics where at one point, he experimented on exposing a hot goblet to a chain of metallic oxides. At that instance, Louis Comfort was not yet fully aware that it was where Tiffany Lighting would embark, on producing items that made use of his famous 'iridescent' procedure. He was not only wealthy in terms of resources, Louis Comfort was also trained enough on how to wisely use what was innate with him.
A lot of people may not know that Tiffany Lighting was actually inspired from the novel creation of Thomas Edison. Louis Comfort exerted a lot of effort in order to be at par with what he was motivated to do. As a matter of fact, it reached the level where the revenues of the company were sacrificed. However, it was not the reason for the entrepreneur's downfall. Louis Comfort was able to get back on track as he decided to introduce his own style and not just mimic the flair of others.
Fortunately, individualistic facet was the advent where Louis Comfort flourished all the more. He was then asked to redecorate a number of commercial spaces and residential areas. Cornelius Vanderbilt and Mark Twain were just among his famous customers. His service was also taken by the White House in Washington. Between 1895 to 1920, his company ventured into another field such as the generation of lamps. The Art Nouveau style was highly noted for its suave feature with an almost natural design.