About Wish Designs

Business facts

Wish Designs is a made in the USA niche company that designs and manufactures handcrafted twig chandeliers and rustic hickory branch lighting. Our Brancheliers are used in conjunction with, or as an alternative to antler and wrought iron fixtures. Because they are formed from a natural element Brancheliers are at home from rustic to traditional to contemporary settings. In addition to a natural wood finish our Brancheliers are available in the paint color of your choice. This color cladding expands the venues for placement and brings a sense of both whimsy and contemporary appeal.

Tigerrags is a division of Wish Designs. Tigerrags is also a made in the USA, niche company, which produces textured Ultra Suede and Leather area rugs and pillows. Tigerrags employs an old Amish rug making technique and brings it up to date with current textiles and color. Items are durable, washable and completely custom.


Wish Designs was founded by entrepreneur and designer Deanna Wish in 1978. The company was started with one bentwood hickory rocker sold mail order. Deanna Wish spearheaded the Amish Country movement, designing an array of bent wood style furnishings including dining, bedroom and occasional pieces.

As the furniture became more mainstream Wish stylized her designs to appeal to the designer trade. Lighting was introduced and is the main focus to date.

The rug division Tigerrags began in the early days as well. It spawned from an Amish rug making technique where scraps and worn clothing were recycled into scatter rugs known a “dust catchers”. Today product is fashioned from ultra-suede and leather cuttings. The durability of these fabrics and modern on trend colors make for lasting, eye catching, texture whether used inside or out. Tigerrags rugs and pillows are made in the USA custom creations that cannot only include your choice of colors but incorporate borders, designs and logos all while being machine washable regardless of size.

Wish Designs is a second-generation company. Owner and designer Merit Wish and husband Ron Phillips operate the Pennsylvania based company.


Wish Designs manufactures an array of American made rustic lighting. The PA based company has an international customer base of architects, designers, specifiers, retailers and catalog houses. Wish Designs features over 40 styles of branch chandeliers, sconces, table and floor lamps. Custom designs are handled personally by Merit Wish.

Most popular is the natural wood finish but custom color is available on all styles. Customers may choose paint colors to allow their Brancheliers to blend with or radically stand out in their setting.

Chandeliers and sconces are UL and CUL listed.

Lead-time is 3 weeks and rush service is offered.