Like many creative and successful businesses, the idea for A19 began on the back of a cocktail napkin. Owner Cinnamon Finken and a friend sat down at a local watering hole and dreamily hatched their plans to run their own shows. They’d do what they really love and inspires them.They’d treat their employees like family. They’d make their own hours. They’d never work weekends and they’d take long vacations. They’d change the world! (Okay, maybe they’d just make a difference.)At the start of the next workweek, Cinnamon sat down with her boss, looked him square in the eye and launched into her jaw-dropping proposal: She either wanted to purchase the company or start one of her own. To her surprise, he thought it was a great idea and encouraged her to explore purchasing the business.Flash forward to a couple of months later. Reality soon set in; crunching numbers and creating a business plan made it clear there was much more to this entrepreneur thing than vision and determination. Cinnamon needed support– and lots of it. So her ex-boss became her mentor; she then approached key co-workers– each an exceptionally talented crafts person– to see if they were passionate enough to make a go at starting a new company. And A19 was born.That was 1998, and the drive to create the highest quality handcrafted lighting fixtures, to provide attention and service unparalleled in any business, is a continuing success.
THE A19 STORY
THE ART OF LIGHTING
Since 1998, A19 has been fueled by inspiration– inspiration that is reflected in every aspect of our work. When you purchase an A19 product, we invite you to share in the passion and inspiration of our artists– and the company– that create superior one-of-a-kind pieces of art.We go to great lengths to ensure that each ceramic and glass lighting fixture carries our distinct signature of quality. A19 successfully blends innovative vision with the traditions of gifted artisans.
The name “A19” is a bit of a tongue-in-cheek reference to your standard household light bulb. But, as you’ll discover, we’re a company that is anything but ordinary.
TESTIMONIALS & RETAILERS
Functional; simple; good looking; high quality finish; provides good – but not wide-spread – light where needed. Great value for the cost.
Simple, effective fixture. Looks and is like the photo. Ceramic fixture. Lighting shoots up and down. Really nice, easy to install.
Great looking! This light is great looking on the wall and was a breeze to install. Five stars
We appreciate everything you all do for us and our mutual customers.
A19 is my favorite outdoor lighting brand.
A19 is distinctive, usable art that we’ve specified in our design projects both in Miami and major resorts throughout the Caribbean.
A19 never fails to illuminate beyond our expectations, shining with style, beauty, and functionality.