There are many large lighting manufacturers out there that crank out fixtures as quickly as possible, oftentimes sacrificing craftsmanship for quantity. At the same time, there is a wealth of independent design studios producing artisan, sculptural lighting that pays particular attention to quality. While YLighting carries just about any type and brand of lighting you could possibly want, they still manage to carve out space for the little guys out there – many of who are creating forward-thinking, ultra-unique designs. Take a look at some of our favorite smaller, independent design studios that are doing big things.
Based in Toronto, hollis+morris is a furniture and lighting brand that launched in 2015 at ICFF. Their handcrafted pieces standout thanks to their ability to push the boundaries as to what you may think lighting can do. They incorporate bold shapes and silhouettes in materials like solid wood and metal for a timeless and striking look.
Brooklyn-based Rosie Li Studio explores a sculptural approach to lighting where she mixes geometric shapes and organic forms from a series of modular parts. Her science-inspired fixtures repeat the same shapes or the same shapes in varying sizes for lively result.
Founded in 2009, Paris-based Petite Friture is a brand that champions up-and-coming and established designers as they collaborate on objects, lighting, and furniture. Since they work with various designers, each piece tells a different story, some more bold while others are a little more streamlined, but all are created for everyday life.
ANDlight is a Vancouver-based studio founded by Caine Heintzman, Matt Davis, and Lukas Peet as a design platform where they could create their new ideas. With each one bringing a different perspective to the table, the brand offers a menagerie of innovative lighting designs while focusing on being environmentally conscious along the way. YLighting is the exclusive online retailer for ANDlight.
Located in Los Angeles, ATELIER de TROUPE is a contemporary lighting studio that designs and produces their collections and limited edition series all in-house. Their pieces look to be inspired by other decades while still remaining modern. Their blend of brass and powder coated black finishes results in a timeless look.
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