Following years of building with pipes, from coffee tables, desks, book cases to pot racks and curtain rods, we built a reclaimed wood dining table and bench with pipe legs. An appropriate lighting fixture had to be found to complement the table.
Founded in 2014, Lost Foundries began simply as a personal home project to create an incredible lighting piece that would warm our space and become a center piece of discussion in our dining room. After sharing the completed project with some friends, a couple voiced their desire for a piece of their own.
We began experimenting with different types of lamp sockets and electrical cord to find the styles that would complement each other. We played with how the pipes could connect to create new styles and looks. We tried different mounting styles to figure out a mounting piece that would keep the industrial aesthetic.
Motivated to continue creating lighting fixtures and installations, a line of chandeliers was developed. Inspired by early machine age design, we researched designs and designers of the period. We asked a good friend to design a logo that could live in a bygone era but with a modern twist, much like our products. The use of "Edison" bulbs created a warm glow that lit our long nights of work like candlelight.
Brass became a big part of what we wanted to develop. The feminine nature of the metal juxtaposed the masculine nature of pipe. It opened up a new world of materials, colors and options.
We look forward to continued growth and development. We hope you allow us to create something special for you.
Creating everything from desks to bookshelves, even pot racks out of pipe, Alex naturally transitioned to light fixtures. With a long background in building and wiring, he takes great pride in each of his creations and hopes you will find extreme joy in the beauty these industrial pieces bring into your space.
DESIGNER, SHIPPING MANAGER
Assisting with the designs, Kristy enjoys basking in the glow that her visions create. When not chasing the other employees around, Kristy ensures that all your orders are packaged with the utmost care.
Ensuring the workplace stays free from negativity and any foul language, Penny brings joy and laughter throughout the workplace. She also guarantees that all breaks and meals are promptly taken.
Taking it upon himself to make certain that each piece of pipe meets the highest standards, Teddy can be found banging on pipes throughout the work space and occasionally taste testing to ensure that all products have the same quality you have come to expect from us.