Lanternland: About Us
Meet our team and discover the legacy of excellence behind every Lanternland product.
Andrew, Ronna and Sheldon's youngest son, is the online guru behind Lanternland.
Having grown up in and around the lighting business, Andrew brings 15 years of online retail experience to Lanternland along with a passion for great lighting. Responsible for all of the online content of Lanternland as well as marketing and social media, Andrew is the online face of Lanternland.
What Andrew loves about his job:
I enjoy the opportunity to work in variety of areas from web design to marketing to lighting design. Everyday brings new challlanges.
I love working with customers to help them find just the right lighting for their home or project.
Mike is the guy who keeps everything running. As the operations manager, he oversees every custom fabrication. Mike is a certified welder and creates project engineering designs.
Mike joined the Pentimento family in 1988 when he was just 16 and student at Mesa VoTech (now the East Valley Institute of Technology.
What Mike loves about his job:
I really enjoy the working environment. We are all so full of creativity and given the freedom to aid in the design process is always fun. Most of all though, I like the people I work with.
My favorite project was the 30' pendant I fabricated for the a Casino Riverboat.
Lanternland Design Team
Lanternland by Pentimento
Lanternland by Pentimento is the new online resource for
traditional lighting designs that compliment both interior and
exterior architectural spaces. Pentimento founders Ronna and
Sheldon Nitzky have manufactured handcrafted lighting sold
throughout the world in the Valley of the Sun since 1978.
Currently they are located in Mesa, Arizona where they combine
manufacturing and a designer-friendly product showroom.
The Lanternland Story
The Lanternland story begins more than 50 years ago when my father and our founder, Sheldon Nitzky, joined his family lighting business is Philadelphia as teenager. In 1979, after more than 20 years in all areas of the lighting business from design to sales to manufacturing and tired of the east coast winters, Sheldon moved the family to Arizona and opened his own lighting factory in Scottsdale.
In the true spirit of American entrepreneurship, Sheldon sold handcrafted cooper lanterns out of his car by making the rounds of the local construction sites and meeting builders one by one. Sheldon's business grew steadily along with the family until he eventually employed more than 150 people and sold hundreds of thousands of high quality lighting fixtures throughout the world. Today we have returned to our roots and are once again producing the same high quality copper lanterns and outdoor lighting using many of the same designs that we were originally known for, now available nationwide online.
A Legacy Of Excellence
When Ronna and Sheldon decided the time had come to make some
of their traditional lighting designs available for purchase by
the public online, they knew just who to turn to. Andrew, Ronna &
Sheldon's youngest son, has over 15 years of online retail
experience as both a designer and entrepreneur.
After recently selling his previous business, Andrew was looking for a new challenge and welcomed a return to his roots in the lighting industry. Andrew enjoys creating all of the online content as well new lighting designs for Lanternland.
Focus On Quality
Over the years, Sheldon and Ronna have expanded their product line with innovative lighting designs and carefully selected companion products from other quality-minded American manufacturers.
With the addition of Lanternland. Pentimento Lighting and Furnishings continues to grow and expand because it stays true to its founding principles. We are dedicated to capturing your vision, designing products that fit your project guidelines, and manufacturing them to our high quality standards.
Visit our installations gallery to see examples of products that delighted our past and current customers.
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