History of Quoizel Lighting

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  • 12 Oct 2022  |

Quoizel Lighting has been a leader in the industry for over 90 years. Founded in 1930 by Michael Chaikin, the company started as a table lamp shop in Manhattan. The name “Quoizel” comes from astrology, having to do with the alignment of several plants at the time of the company’s birth.

Chaikin was focused on the curation of hurricane lamps which were fueled off of oil, rather than electricity. The most popular lamp was the Abigail Adams – which Quoizel sold up until a few years ago.

As the brand evolved, Quoizel moved into electric lamps and fixtures, starting to offer a full line of hardwire lighting products. In 1964, Ira Phillips came onto the team as Director of Merchandising and Sales. Under his vision, Quoizel became a leader in lighting design and trends. In 1986, Phillips gained sole ownership of the company.

One of the main highlights in the Quoizel line is the affordable collection of Tiffany lamps. Quoizel’s unique approach to Tiffany is fueled by our focus on stained glass as a material to be applied beyond table lamps to every product category: fixtures, task lighting, decorative accessories, vases.


In April 1996, Quoizel moved its headquarters, manufacturing and distribution operations from New York to a state-of-the-art $11 million, 305,000-square-foot facility in Goose Creek, S.C. In 2019, Quoizel was officially acquired by NBG Home, a Texas based home décor company. Quoizel continues to operate out of Goose Creek and maintains strong ownership of the brand while collaborating with our partners at NBG Home.


Continuing to grow business across lighting showrooms, e-commerce sites, and mass-merchant partners, Quoizel has become one of the leaders in lighting because of our continued commitment to creating contemporary designs in house and fostering relationships with our customers. Here’s to 90+ more years of lighting designed with you in mind!


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