CIENFUEGOS

The exquisite seaside city of Cienfuegos on the southern coast of Cuba was built by French émigrés two centuries ago, and is known as "The Pearl of the South". The nineteen twenties were a unique transitional period in architecture and design in Cienfuegos, combining the old and the new. Metalworking innovations flourished among the artisans. This period has inspired Cuban-born Manny Mendez, celebrating his 21st year at Fine Art Lamps, to create the eclectic collection which takes its name from Cienfuegos. Executed by skilled metal artisans, the pieces are finished in a choice of antique bronze, soft gold, and weathered greige patina. Most are offered with or without textured natural greige fabric shades.