Published on May 3rd, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Knappa meets C&B lantern

Materials: Knappa Pendant Lamp

Description: I took three Knappa Klover pendants and hard-wired them into the ceiling with porcelain canopies from the Burnside fixture I successfully begged Rejuvenation to sell to me. (They no longer do this, because too many people hack them but I’d bought one before they instituted that policy and convinced them I wasn’t remaking Burnside, which was true.)

The pendants were cool, but they got covered with dust and the plastic parts kept falling away from one another. Also, it was nearly impossible to change the lightbulbs. So I took off the plastic parts and had bare globe lightbulbs for a while. Until this week when I saw mesh wire candleholders in the Crate & Barrel catalogue. I ordered 3 of them, at under $8 each, and voila! The bottom piece that holds the tea light candle conveniently screwed right out. I removed the wire hanger from the tea light holder, slipped it up over the light bulb and Ikea socket, reattached the hanger and twist-tied it that to the Ikea pendant cord.

~ Robin Epstein, Brooklyn

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10 Responses to Knappa meets C&B lantern

  1. Robin Epstein says:

    Hi everyone. Robin here. Sorry I wasn’t clear that Rejuvenation is a store that makes reproduction light fixtures, and that Burnside is one of them. As far as I know, they still don’t sell the porcelain canopies on their own, but perhaps they’ve changed their mind about that again. At first, I only had one of them, which I used with one Ikea Knappa Klover. I think I bought it before they even created the Burnside, when they still sold the canopies as parts. Then I bought two more Klovers but couldn’t find two more porcelain canopies anywhere else, which is why I began my successful begging with Rejuvenation. I’d bought a few complete fixtures from them, so that probably helped. So now I have three of the newly hacked pendants in my entrance hallway. And I think there must be a source out there for porcelain canopies…

  2. Anonymous says:

    Well, getting the cord to recreate a Burnside isn’t *that* easy — it’s the old-style fabric-wrapped cord that isn’t regularly sold any more. It’s intended to be a reproduction of an old light fixture that usually would have been seen in kitchens and other such utilitarian rooms. For people who are restoring historic houses, the fixture is probably worth the money.

    (Disclosure: I have a bunch of Rejuvenation light fixtures but not that one — and I bought all of mine from the As-Is section so I saved money! They are well-made in the USA by reasonably well-paid labor, as I understand it, not in China by cheap labor, so that is one reason they may look expensive, but they are good fixtures. My kitchen has IKEA cabinets but a Rejuvenation overhead light.) :)

  3. Anonymous says:

    It says right in the post that ‘Burnside’ is a fixture, one can easily surmise from the post that Rejuvenation is a store that sells lighting fixtures. Is it really that complicated? You really think the author is talking about a town in Australia? You’re just being a jackass for the sake of being a jackass.

  4. redvic says:

    thanks prue. thanks for nothing, that is. you can assume i already did google it and came up with nothing that seemed to be related to what’s in this post.
    so, my questions still stand, if someone has some real answers!

  5. El Brucio says:

    I was wondering what they were talking about as well and googled rejuvenation and burnside at the same time, coming up with this :

    That would be their Burnside fixture, which is essentially a bare bulb (bulb extra) fixture consisting of a ceramic ceiling plate, bare cord, and bare socket. All for 99 dollars.

    The ceramic plate seems to be the only *mildly* unique thing about the fixture, so I suppose they had people buying that alone and then spending 10 dollars at an electrical store and re-creating their 99 dollar ceiling lamp on the cheap.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Besides, why would a manufacturer limit what a customer does with his/her hardware? When it’s sold, it’s sold. Who gives a damn?

  7. jo says:

    oh, so burnside is a town in australia?
    i can not see any point of contact between ikea and a town in australia, or other stuff in the first page of the google research, but if you say it’s like that, i’ll make up my mind

  8. prue says:

    Google it???

    And by the way, the rejuvenation website still seems to sell this.

  9. redvic says:

    What’s Rejuvenation?
    What’s Burnside?

  10. jo says:

    i had the same questions

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