As I mentioned in my page on Slow Luxe Living, The Urban Electric Company is hands-down my favorite lighting company. I first fell in love with the aesthetics of these lights in about 2004 or 2005. I loved that they felt familiar and fresh, nostalgic and modern, all at the same time. Timely. Timeless. Many of my personal favorites in the Urban Electric line are the work of Michael Amato, the company’s Creative Director. Soon after, I placed my first order and I swooned over the impeccable workmanship. For a gal who cares about stuff like clean welds, workmanship of this calibre is a really big deal.
Last April, I had the opportunity to tour the Urban Electric Company‘s workshop and corporate offices in Charleston. What a fantastic experience. All of their fixtures are bench made by hand by their artisans in Charleston. From the artist who creates the glass to the engineering staff to the craftsman who applies the metal finishes, the process is amazing. Even the way The Urban Electric Company packages their fixtures for shipping is a work of art. I’ve really never seen anything like it. And I won’t even get started telling you about the service at The Urban Electric Company.
I am so pleased to be featured in this month’s Eye on Design Blog by The Urban Electric Company. What an amazing way to kick off 2012!
Title: A conversation with Andrea May