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Master of Lighting

Stephen Guepet

Photographed by Greg Miles


Owners Dennis Calamusa, Vinnie Valenti and Stephen Guepet are the New Orleans natives behind the conception and success of Flambeaux Lighting. In business since 2002, Flambeaux designs and meticulously handcrafts custom electric and gas lights. The home-grown, Metairie-based company is best known for its French Quarter-inspired antique style copper lanterns, but they also offer brushed aluminum contemporary style lanterns, sconces, pendant fixtures, chandeliers and more – all made in New Orleans by experienced metal smiths using time-honored New Orleans metal working traditions. Flambeaux serves a network of national interior designers, design build firms and luxury home builders as well as commercial clients such as the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme parks in California and Florida and a new Tommy Bahama restaurant underway in Hawaii. According to Guepet word about Flambeaux’ wares has spread quickly and the steady demand has meant that there’s often a wait time. Customers find the product worth the wait and Flambeaux owners are proud to give their clients lighting with lasting appeal. “Although our business is international, New Orleans is where our heart is,” says Guepet. “It’s cultural architecture is our inspiration. We continue New Orleans’ history of timeless and sophisticated light designs.”

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