Philadelphia, PA & online
($) Budget - ($$$) High-End
You wouldn't expect a company named Lamps.com to have a 100 year history and yet it does. What started as Harry Horn Electric Supply in 1914, a business that thrived for more than 80 years and three generations, later morphed into Arch Street Lighting, an upscale lighting showroom. Flash forward 20 more years and it was time for the Philadelphia lighting stalwart to go online. And Lamps.com was born.
Name/Title: Chris DiMarco/Founder
Launch date: 2010
Inspiration for opening: Our showroom has been around for 3 generations (celebrating our 100 years in 2014). We expanded by taking advantage of online lighting sector growth. We felt that the other online stores were not as technically savvy and design forward. We used that as our inspiration to showcase lighting on the web.
Merchandise source: We buy all of our fixtures directly from all the manufactures/brands we sell.
Best selling item: Oscar Boudoir Table Lamp
Your favorite item: All of the Sonneman lighting.
Favorite store (other than your own): My favorite e-commerce site is WarbyParker.com.