Beautiful. Sustainable. Handcrafted in California. This isn’t just our tag line. It’s our mission. We strive to provide the most beautiful products while making sure we do right by our home. This means supporting the community by hiring local artisans who create sustainable products that keep our environment healthy.
It’s been 21 years since husband and wife, Lawrence and Christa, founded Metro Lighting. In that time, our showroom has expanded from a small garage workshop to an 8000 square foot facility, with more than 35,000 fixtures sold. Metro Lighting takes inspiration for our name from the work of early Modernist architect Hector Guimard, designer of the famous Paris Metro subway stations. Drawing from this, as well as backgrounds in architecture, Lawrence, Christa, and the Metro team have delivered beautiful, eco-friendly, artisan lighting to over 12,000 customers and businesses since 1993. Metro Lighting was recently awarded the Climate Leader Award by CoolCalifornia.
Metro Lighting has always striven to brighten the lives of our customers. We produce our lighting in-house and work with a vast network of American suppliers to support our community along with yours.
Metro Lighting was honored to receive a California Climate Leader award on February 12, 2015!
Sometimes independent micro-businesses lead their industries toward new goals. Ever ahead of the curve, Metro Lighting has won numerous awards for their sustainability efforts, this time a statewide recognition from CoolCalifornia.org a project of the California Air Resources Board. Metro Lighting was one of sixteen small businesses honored in a ceremony on February 12 at the California EPA in Sacramento.
Metro Lighting owners– Lawrence Grown and Christa Rybczynski– with their daughter Eliza accepted their award in Sacramento.
Lighting showrooms inevitably use a large amount of energy, but at Metro Lighting, 100% of their electrical usage is offset by 120 rooftop solar panels. And their singular commitment to sustainability shines through their beautiful lighting: at Metro you'll find gorgeous pendants made with bottles harvested from Berkeley bars and restaurants, unique chandeliers that incorporate bicycle parts, and stunning glass shades recast from crushed bottles and jars.