Hand-assembled in our Portland factory, it's constructed with a spun steel case and domed glass lens. The dial features the original graphic treatment from circa 1947. Operated by a quartz movement with a red, continuous sweep second hand. A Schoolhouse Electric Exclusive.
Simple, sculptural and utilitarian by design, the Alabax Large is the ultimate personification of functional craft artistry. Expertly cast and glazed in Portland, Oregon, this ceramic fixture works in nearly any type of environment. Warm and industrial, it was originally featured in a 1951 General Electric catalog.
Inspired by a light originally used on an industrial parts washer, the Radar Sconce embodies utilitarian simplicity. We stumbled upon a 1970's stamped electrical box from one of our East Coast vendors and resurrected vintage tooling that had gone unused for decades. By holding on to the original part's stamped details including a cross cutout, risk-of-fire warning, and wattage rating on the canopy box face, we've given an affectionate nod to the incorporation of functional communication so typical of vintage, industrial fixtures.
The heart of Schoolhouse lives in Portland, Oregon inside an over-century-old brick factory building. Here we manufacture our lighting and other wares; we design our collections; we ship our finished creations and most importantly, we dream of what’s next while working collectively to create something bigger than ourselves.
Schoolhouse Electric was founded by Brian Faherty in 2003 following his discovery of a long-lost collection of cast-iron glass shade moulds in an abandoned warehouse. After carefully restoring them back into production, the hard-working team at Schoolhouse has continued to grow every year since. Together we're dedicated to the preservation of American manufacturing, thoughtful living and purposeful design.