Founded in Chicago, Illinois, Stiffel has a storied American history of creating and producing high quality lighting products. The over 80 year old company was started by Ted Stiffel, a talented craftsman with a background in fine art that allowed him to manifest his artistic vision into intelligently crafted lamps and shades. During World War II, the company proudly served the country by producing essential components for the war effort. After 1945, Stiffel returned to what it did best, creating stylish and durable designs. Today, Stiffel proudly continues to create U.S.A. made lamps and shades with the same integrity and artistic merit it's upheld since 1932.