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SouthBaydigS.com | 4.20.2012
luke lamp co.
w ritten By: Qu in n r oBertS
it’s something nearly everyone has done as a kid--catch fireflies. on those hot summer nights out in the backyard, running around and catching them in your hands or in jars, fireflies always bring back special memories for so many. that memory and unique image is something the luke lamp co. and its do it all designer luke Kelly have recreated with their lighting designs. “many customers say that many of the pieces remind them of fireflies. it honestly wasn’t something i consciously did,” Kelly said. “it is only after doing the mechanics of the piece that the aesthetic was created. it is pretty neat though that it came out that way.” the mason jar lamps are a best seller for Kelly, however he creates other lighting with vintage wood barn siding and even vintage teal or clear glass telegraph insulators. “i decided there is way too much cool old lighting out there left lonely and nonfunctional in cardboard boxes and street corners and so i must take it upon myself to give new life to what i can,” said Kelly. Kelly started the company in the summer of 2011 in mamaroneck, new york
after rummaging through thrift stores during his family’s yearly vacations to new hampshire. his business grew from there, and now he has customers in over 20 countries, including: australia, germany and finland. luke lamp company also designs and sells things for the home that don’t involve electricity or fire. the company sells hanging mason jar vases, rope candle holders and wooden signs. using his apartment as a workshop, Kelly said his designs can take anywhere from two hours for small lamps to many more for industrial lighting. and with 45 different designs that range in price from $59-$949, he’s always coming up with new ideas. “while i get the nuts and bolts for my pieces from my local hardware store, i love flipping through supply catalogs,” Kelly said. “they have thousands of different pieces and i always find things that spark my interest to create new designs.” For more inFormation on Luke Lamp Co. go to: http://www.etsy.Com/peopLe/LukeLampCo
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