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Timeless Taste

Built to Last a Lifetime

By Addie Strickland | Photography courtesy of Bevolo

We’ve all passed through neighborhoods and admired the lovely homes with green grass, warm lighting, and lush wreaths or floral arrangements invitingly hanging on the front door, creating a sense of comfort. If you’ve strolled through the French Quarter of New Orleans, you likely were greeted with a similar warmth from the welcoming glow of every Bevolo copper lantern adorning a home or business. These familiar lights are beacons of craftsmanship and community, whether on a residential or commercial building.

Admiring the design and architecture of homes in a beautiful place is a small, fun luxury for those who love architecture and design. Of course, one standout feature of any exterior is the lighting choice—that’s where the experts at Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights create magic. The easily recognizable copper gas lanterns are an ornate trademark that can elevate any style of architecture. Standing the test of time, Bevolo has been manufacturing the highest quality lanterns for generations since Andrew Bevolo, Sr., and architect A. Hays Town created the French Quarter Lantern in 1945. Its craftsmanship and collection of products have grown to include hundreds of style combinations.

Bevolo’s Governor Pool House portable lanterns in stainless steel offer a sleek design you can place anywhere to create an ambiance with large candles inside.

Today, Bevolo lanterns are paired with many architectural styles, from neoclassical to popular modernist vernaculars. Bevolo has dozens of lantern styles, brackets, and yokes for gas and electric fixtures to complement any home or commercial property. In particular, Bevolo created the Contemporary Series and Modernist collection to accompany the expansion of architects and designers favoring modern and contemporary builds. Bevolo’s creative director states, “We saw an increasing demand for a more modern design with simple lines and decided to fill the gap in our product line about a decade ago.”

Bevolo’s Modernist lantern in copper glows outside a contemporary home

The Modernist line launched in 2014, and within the collection, there are four scale sizes with six bracket and mounting choices. The options vary so homeowners or industry professionals can create precisely what they want. The sleek collection, just like the brand’s classic ones, is built to withstand the test of time. “It’s a simple design that works well with modern architecture, but that same simplicity makes it versatile across a wide range of architectural styles,” Bevolo says. Paired with streamlined contemporary homes or adding a touch of juxtaposition to more traditional structures, these statement fixtures are available in the Bevolo classic copper and bright stainless steel finishes.

Modernist Flush Mount electric lantern in stainless steel

With over seventy-five years of crafting and producing quality handmade lanterns, this family-owned company is a trademark to the New Orleans French Quarter area. Still, it serves clients across the globe, with a concentration in the Southeast and coastal US markets. The Bevolo lantern has become a recognizable symbol of excellence, continually inspiring many architects and other building professionals. As Bevolo has grown, it has maintained its product integrity by holding onto the old-world craftsmanship that has kept the original lanterns in the French Quarter burning.

Every detail of the Modernist collection is touched by many expert hands. Although it’s one of our simpler designs, it receives the same quality materials, amount of craftsmanship, and attention to detail that go into all our products.
Modernist Original Bracket gas lantern in copper

One of the best parts of owning a Bevolo lantern is the peace of mind that it gives. It will undoubtedly last for generations, adding a beautiful sentimental value to any home. The craftsmen and lighting designers at Bevolo take special care in creating every lantern. “All fixtures are handmade and can involve as many as half a dozen people to create them over the course of a couple of days,” the company shares. “Every detail of the Modernist collection is touched by many expert hands. Although it’s one of our simpler designs, it receives the same quality materials, amount of craftsmanship, and attention to detail that go into all our products, making it an investment in your home.”

Contemporary gas lantern in copper

The Bevolo Contemporary Series and Modernist collection expand upon a rich heritage as Bevolo continues to evolve its styles to meet the needs of every customer. Each lantern is produced in the heart of the French Quarter and crafted to symbolize luxury, tradition, longevity, and class. With the most energy-efficient burner in the world and the purest materials, no other fixture holds a light to the quality of a Bevolo lantern.

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To learn more about Bevolo, visit their website at Bevolo.com or follow them on Instagram at @bevolo.

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