I'll admit it, I'm a criminal. Back in 2011, after a bit of well-intentioned trespassing at an abandoned railcar facility in New Hampshire, I stumbled upon some fantastic old industrial light fixtures. Somehow, they found their way into the backseat of my car; I logically had no choice but to bring 'em home, rewire 'em, take some sweet photographs, and throw them up on the interwebs in the hopes of making some extra cash to fuel my various expensive hobbies. Next thing I know, one of the biggest interior design blogs had stumbled upon my quaint Etsy shop and I promptly sold out of everything I had.
With a sudden influx of real-life human customers I found myself in quite a bind – I could either spend my weekends waking up at 5AM to scour New England flea markets for more vintage lights (to the dismay of my parents) or I could start designing some lamps of my own. Since I'm not a morning person by any stretch of the imagination, I chose the latter.
Now, almost five years later, Luke Lamp Co. has turned into quite a business. With clients as big as Twitter and Urban Outfitters, customers in over 30 countries, and projects ranging from boutique hotels to high-end restaurants, I have been fortunate enough to design and build some pretty amazing lights for some pretty amazing people. I'm so excited to see where the next five years take us.