They make custom blown glass lamps and chandeliers for high-end residential and commercial interiors.
To create modern handcrafted lighting which is at once new and still true to its history is the challenge of our work.Under the direction of Carolyn Cartwright, the studio creates original designs with a distinctly modernist aesthetic, inspired by 20th Century Italian design.
Each piece is made to order, by hand, in their Brooklyn workshops using traditional Venetian glassmaking techniques such as: Canna, inclusion of colored glass rods, Sommerso, the submersion of a colored bubble into a thick glass envelope, Latimo, the casing of white glass in a transparent layer of color and Gilding, the addition of a layer of pure gold to the surface of the glass.
Bespoke options are, of course, available.
The marriage of technically challenging handcraft with clean, contemporary form, insures that Cartwright NY lamps and chandeliers will be equally at home in luxurious contemporary interiors, and classic timeless ones. Designers look to Cartwright New York for elegant statement pieces achieved through the luminous, fluid magic of hand blown glass.
WIN (World Interiors News) Awards 2016 –Long List Selection for Lighting Products – Otto Luce Chandelier
Carolyn Cartwright, Founder, Principal Designer
Carolyn Cartwright is the Founder and Principal Designer of the studio Cartwright New York, a glass lighting and accessories company based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work is inspired by masterworks of 20th Century Italian design. She is dedicated to keeping the historic techniques of Venetian glassmaking alive by implementing them in new ways through the challenging work of Cartwright New York.
Anders Rydstedt, the Master Craftsman
Anders relationship with glass is deep-rooted, starting with his great-grandfather and then grandfather, both of whom were glass blowers in Sweden. Continuing the tradition, Anders has worked with glass for over 25 years — since the age of fifteen — in numerous production and artistic studios throughout the Northeast.
Anders currently lives in New York City. He produces all of the glass for Cartwright New York.
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