"the Lucien" by Michael Amato
We had a visit from Urban Electric this afternoon at our DISC Interiors studio. The presentation included some recently released works designed by Michael Amato, creative director of Urban Electric. Hopefully in the future, we'll have some time to travel to Charleston,South Carolina to visit their factory and headquarters. Amazing to see such high quality lighting being created by hand here in the States. More to come. -David John
"From its roots as a small lantern studio, The Urban Electric Co. has grown over the past decade into a global presence in the shelter industry, celebrating a rich heritage of distinctive bench-made lighting fixtures. The company exudes the very best of past and future, and is passionate about protecting both the tradition and sustainability of artisanal craft. Since its founding in 2003, the company has become one of the most highly recognized lighting companies in the industry as well as an important contributor to the successful return of American manufacturing and a key player in the global design community.
From its headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina, the company services an international client base of top interior designers and architects in the residential, hospitality and contract segments. The company’s designs regularly find placement in high-profile homes, restaurants and historic restorations from Beverly Hills to the Seychelles and consistently garner acclaim from top design publications such as Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Interior Design and World of Interiors. Each of the company’s products is bench-made and hand-finished at its 65,000 sq. ft. headquarters, which houses its talented teams of engineers, sales and marketing professionals, designers, craftsmen and artisans. The company prides itself on manufacturing processes that secure the growth and sustainability of artisanal craft for the future by using modern techniques that enhance and refine the hand-build approach as opposed to replacing it."
Thaddeus, designed by Michael Amato