Olympia lighting was founded in 1975 by a former lighting sales representative named Paul Murch. Recognizing a need for portable outdoor lighting, Murch started making his first product line - Lunar Series - out of his garage. Today, Olympia Lighting designs and manufactures several lighting lines, including the Atrium - a teak collection, as well as cast aluminum lighting collections like Cafe, South Hampton, Garden Walk and Newport. Olympia Lighting also manufactures lines of wrought iron and wicker lighting to coordinate with any style of patio furniture. A unique aspect of Olympia's patio lamps is their soil, stain and weather-resistant fabric lampshades which are available in a variety of colors, linens and prints.