artisan crafted brass and copper lanterns


Lamplighter Corner
680 State Road
(at Middletown Nursery)
West Tisbury, MA
Phone:(508) 696-9394

About Us

Becoming interested in lighting early on, Billy Hoff began building his first makeshift light fixtures while in his teens. After receiving a BFA from Ithaca College and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Billy moved to NYC, where he worked for a lamp designer creating prototypes. Before taking over Lamplighter, Billy worked closely with its owners, Tim Rush and Tom Fisher, learning to tinsmith. In 2005 Billy moved the business up island to West Tisbury where he lives with his wife and their two daughters.

Articles & Press

Over the years Lamplighter Corner's Lanterns
have appeared on homes in the following periodicals:
Architectural Digest
New England Home
House Beautiful
House and Garden
Vineyard Style
Martha's Vineyard Magazine

11.23.07 Vineyard Gazzette Article - Artisan Sheds Light on Island Tradition By Sam Bungey
"...Billy Hoff preserves lamplighter corner’s quintessential Island enterprise, but adds his own touch. Driving down Edgartown’s School street with lamp-maker Billy Hoff is like a scene from Men In Black — except that, instead of aliens, you see that lanterns handmade by Lamplighter Corner Inc., are right under your nose, and absolutely everywhere. “That’s a bullseye pane,” he says, steering his pickup past a blue-front glass piece on a three-foot high solid brass lamp. “There’s another couple . . . I made that one. Oh, there’s one.” It turns out that almost every house in the district has been quietly adorned with his company’s 19th century gas lamp reproductions."..... read the whole article