|Headquarters||Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California|
Number of locations
LAMPS PLUS, Inc., is a privately held corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells portable lighting, fixture lighting, home décor items and a variety of other related products. Its worldwide headquarters is located in the Chatsworth district of the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California.
The company was founded in 1976 in Los Angeles by President and CEO Dennis Swanson and his wife, Vice President and Designer Manja Swanson. From lamp design and manufacture, the company moved into retail and is now a full multi-channel retailer and the largest specialty lighting company in the United States. LAMPS PLUS maintains international offices and manufacturing plants, and its website was picked as one of the top fifty retail websites by Internet Retailer magazine in 2004. The company has made the top 200 of the list every year it has been published. In 2011, the Lamps Plus catalog app was selected as winner of the RIS Mobile App of the Year award for customer experience. In addition, Lamps Plus is a member of the Better Business Bureau. The company and Dennis Swanson hold several patents for lighting design, including a torchiere floor lamp design with two adjustable side lights and a lamp having a low light level replaceable bulb. Dennis Swanson has also served as past President of the American Lighting Association. The company has worked with a number of industry designers and personalities, including industrial pattern designer Stacy Garcia, furniture and lighting designer Sergio Orozco, lighting designer Robert Sonneman, artist Thomas Kinkade, and the Los Angeles pop artist Ragnar.
Originally the company was called Lamps R Us till they were sued by Toys "Я" Us for infringement.
Awards and recognition
- 2004 Internet Retailer Best of the Web Top 50 Retailing Sites
- 2006 Inductee to the Lighting Hall of Fame – Dennis K. Swanson
- 2007 Internet Retailer Top 500 Retail Web Sites
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|6916108||July 12, 2005|
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