Donovan Lighting

Donovan Lighting


Standard and custom luminaries made from acrylic, glass, metals and fabric. Shade pendants are a specialty. Value Engineering.

Donovan Lighting, Ltd. designs and manufactures a line of distinctive, high quality luminaires for the contract and residential market.

Brian Donovan’s designs reflect a contemporary interpretation of the art deco and machine age aesthetic, where strong, simple geometry and graceful curves mix with a taste of color and metal finishes to create a dramatic and unique style. The entire line is made in upstate New York and is U.L. listed and C.U.L. listed.

Donovan Lighting was started by Brian Donovan in June of 1987 in a basement machine shop in rural upstate New York. Brian was smitten with the idea of illuminated materials as wall art and a medium in which to express his appreciation for the deco and moderne styles of architecture by crafting illuminated objects of metal, plastics, glass and wood. He conceived the idea for the business while pursuing an MFA degree at Syracuse University in Scenic Design. After spending the previous decade in the building trades and working as an auto mechanic, it seemed a natural transition to mix the arts and trades in a business endeavor.

In addition to Brian’s original designs, Donovan Lighting has been turning the designs and concepts of architects and designers into finished products with our custom capabilities. Universities, restaurants and corporate facilities have used Donovan fixtures to distinguish themselves as unique. Donovan Lighting’s contemporary art deco lighting style has found favor with the set designers in the film industry. To date Donovan Lighting has created fixtures for many motion pictures and television productions. Donovan Lighting didn’t win any Oscars, but the scenic folks in Hollywood have truly been a joy to work with.

Donovan Lighting’s ability to deliver quality, UL listed products on time at a competitive price is due not only to its own experience but the relationships built over the years with other hardworking, conscientious vendors in Central New York and the Southern Tier.

Acrylics/ Carbon Fiber/ Resins / Ceiling / Pendant / Custom / Fabric / Floor / Fluorescent / Glass / Incandescent / Large scale custom / LED / Metal / Modified: Cord / Stem / Modified: Lamping / Ballast / Outdoor / Semi Custom / Table / Wall Sconces / Wood