Where did the name Quoizel come from?

In 1930, Quoizel’s founder, Michael Chaikin began making table lamps at a shop in Manhattan.  Mr. Chaikin’s friend was an astrologer, and when trying to choose a name for his company, he went to him for advice.  They wanted a name that would mean good fortune and good wealth, and the sun, moon and stars pointed to Quoizel.

Quoizel is pronounced “Kwoy-zell,” with the accent on the second syllable, “zell.

Now you know?….


Follow Quoizel Lighting on Facebook!

If you haven’t “liked” the Quoizel Lighting Facebook yet, what are you waiting for?  Our Facebook page is a convenient place to find all of our updates – from blog posts to exclusive news about our projects, tips and much more! Plus, when you “like” our page, you’ll also be able to receive our updates in your newsfeed, which makes keeping up with us even easier!

“Like” us on Facebook to join the conversation about residential lighting.  You can chat with people with similar interests and comment on Quoizel’s Lighting products, past and current projects and the latest news about the lighting industry.


Lighting for Kitchen Islands

Beautiful kitchen lighting is a perfect way to highlight your custom marble or granite island.  There are numerous styles of island lighting that will blend in with your current kitchen decor and appliances.

Today’s kitchen island is more advanced and modern than the traditional ones of the past.  It may have a built-in refrigeration unit as well as a working sink, grill or electric burners.  A kitchen island is considered a task area in the kitchen because it is where meals are prepared, and other activities such as reading a cookbook, checking the children’s homework and computing the monthly bills all take place.  Task areas need bright lights and since kitchen islands are in the middle of the kitchen,  pendant lighting is perfect to enhance the island and add style to the entire kitchen.


Chandeliers in Unexpected Places

A hot new design trend we’ve seen popping up all over is to put chandeliers in places where you would not expect to see one, like bathrooms, bedrooms and even walk-in closets.  While chandeliers are normally found in the foyer or dining room area, they are now showing up in unexpected places, adding whimsy, sparkle and even a touch of drama to any room in your home.


No matter whether the chandelier is large or small, European or Contemporary, the contrast between the fixture and traditional design of a kitchen or closet is extremely appealing.


We’re a Member of the American Lighting Association

Here at Quoizel, we are a proud member of the American Lighting Association (ALA) headquartered in Dallas, Texas.  ALA is the trade organization representing the residential lighting industry serving members in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.

Its membership includes lighting manufacturers, retail showrooms, sales representatives and lighting designers dedicated to promote the sale and proper use of quality lighting products in the home.

We work to carry out the mission and standards of the ALA by providing our retailers with the same dedication, integrity and quality that goes into each of our timeless lighting designs   This philosophy allows Quoizel to not only create these timeless designs but also build timeless relationships with our retailers.