Chimera Watts
Vintage Lighting Design

A chimera is an imaginary fire-breathing monster. It carries a lion’s head, a goat’s body and a serpent’s tail.

Chimera Watts collects industrial vintage objects to design and reconstruct them into unique objects of lighting.


The collection of industrial lamps and objects at Chimera Watts range from works of nameless machinists to well known designers: O.C. White, Mc Crosky and Fairies in the U.S. Bauhaus, Gras, Midgard, Jielde and so on from Europe.

Each piece passes a restoration process to preserve its original form and functionality.


Like the imaginary monster Chimera, the lamps and objects are made of vintage materials of different industries. They are unique single pieces.


From design to fabrication, Chimera Watts manufactures in series. Lamps are designed to bae adaptable – a wall lamp can also be made into a floor lamp or a pendant.

  • Adrianna Ault: Levee

    Adrianna Ault was raised in New Orleans where a 350 mile levee system controls and holds back flood waters. This project began as Ault attempted to better understand the landscape surrounding the city, but evolved over the course of 5-years to encompass her changing family, journeys they took and the processing of grief. The levee became a metaphor for the barriers built in an attempt to ward off inevitable decline, and the onslaught of time and nature. (more…)