Boyd Lighting


1921-1929

William Boyd, the patriarch of the Boyd-Sweet family, creates Boyd Lighting to blend beauty and architecture for Northern Californians, 1921

1930-1940

Boyd developed both residential and commercial lighting, working with architectural luminaries like Timothy Pfleuger and Julia Morgan, focusing on theaters, clubs, and the SF Opera House and Herbst Theater

1941-1946

During World War II, Boyd converted to an essential business, supporting the war effort, since metal could not be used be decorative consumption. The picture shown is of Dorothy Boyd Sweet and Jack Sweet, 1945

1947-1959

Infrastructure was the keyword after WWII. Ecclesiastic buildings were booming, as were highways, suburbs, and a new concept of “shopping centers”. Boyd assists Alex Cushing with lighting for the upcoming Squaw Valley Olympics.

1960-1971

The ’60s were “mod” and it was a time of hotel construction, clubs expanding, exciting new bars and restaurants opening, as Americans celebrated their successes in business and life

1972-1982

The renovation of the Iolani Palace of the Kings, Honolulu, shown here, was the capstone of Jacks Sweet’s career. Jay Sweet joined Boyd, full-time, in 1975, and Doyle Crosby joined in 1982. Their teams helped transform Boyd, to a become a renowned, national lighting company

1983-1993

Boyd created the Pfister Wall bracket, designed by Charles Pfister, bringing Boyd critical acclaim and ushering in one of Boyd’s golden ages of design

1993-2001

Boyd and its architects received the AIA Gold Award for the renovation at 944 Folsom St. while Barbara Barry and other designers created new collections for Boyd

2001-2011

Todd Rugee kicked off the new millennia by introducing Boyd’s new Kentfield Collection with his smash success, the Cascade, while Boyd tested the architectural and design markets with new and unique products by a diverse group of designers

2011-Now

Schuyler Sweet joined Boyd, working his way up, ultimately bringing Boyd’s products back to the version of simple, elegant, and technically-forward designs, to complement specialty, American and International projects

Wall

In-Wall

Pendants

Ceiling

Boyd Scorpio Sconce 03

Outdoor