Innovative new Lightmaker Studio – based in Toronto – launches its 2015 collections

Toronto’s Lightmaker Studio fuses modern, industrial and vintage in its 2015 lighting collections. Husband and wife duo Michael Stamler and Denise Murphy handcraft solid brass and blown glass in their studio in the Distillery District.

Modern fixtures use organic shapes. These include the naturalistic Branch chandelier and the molecular-shaped Atom pendant.

Mid-century-inspired fixtures include a classic cone chandelier and a Sputnik revival. Stamler takes inspiration from classic lighting forms of the ’50s through ’70s – and then adds a modern perspective.

“People consider our fixtures as much art pieces as functional objects,” says Murphy. “Interior designers, architects and homeowners tell us that finding unique lighting with character can be very difficult.”

According to Stamler, an industrial designer, “We received a great response at IDS 2015 and I think our design aesthetic adds something completely new and unique to the lighting options available in Toronto.”

The studio collaborates with designers and architects on custom and bespoke lighting projects. In addition to brass, the studio works in polished copper and nickel.


“We design and create unique, handcrafted lighting at our studio in Toronto. We draw our inspiration from varied sources, including nature and mid-century design. We emphasize high-quality materials such as solid brass and blown glass. We use familiar vintage forms in new ways to create modern fixtures. Our boutique studio approach allows us to custom-make and to specialty-finish each fixture to order. Our goal is to create beautiful, timeless and functional pieces.”

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