Beautiful. Sustainable. Handcrafted in California. This isn’t just our tag line. It’s our mission and it permeates everything we do. 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. And it includes powering our entire facility with rooftop solar!
It’s been 22 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.
Handcrafted in California
Creating beautiful and affordable designs is easiest when the designer and craftsperson collaborate. At Metro Lighting, we've deliberately kept our metal shop, design studio, and retail showroom under one roof so all members of our team work together to make just what you need.
As a model of the 'Slow Goods' movement, Metro Lighting is leading the manufacturing industry away from mass-produced, disposable products toward the use of sustainable goods made by skilled craftspeople. Our customers get better quality in their products and we all get a healthier planet.
Metro Lighting’s employees build fixtures in our on-site metal shop where metal is formed and finished by hand. Our metal components are turned, spun, forged, cast, or machined, and made locally when possible.
Our glass is repurposed, cast, kiln-formed, or mouth-blown utilizing an array of studio glass techniques. Your purchase of Metro Lighting supports local employment of these talented artisans. In doing so, their skills and technologies are retained and sustained locally.
We Value Our Community
Metro Lighting serves as a creative conduit, connecting customers with skilled artisans. Our network brings together loyal customers, faithful suppliers, appreciated workers, and a community of like-minded citizens. In 2011, we won the Residential Lighting Showroom of the Year Award for Exceptional Community Involvement.
Additionally, Metro Lighting is committed to working with American artisans who share our passion for sustainable products. We have partnered with studios across Northern California. Your purchase at Metro Lighting supports the Bay Area artisan community and beyond.