Christopher Spitzmiller's iconic hand-made ceramic lamps are our absolute favourite. The designs draw inspiration from classical forms with traditional gem like glazes.
From leading interior designers to President Obama, everyone in the US wants to add one (or a few) of Christopher Spitzmiller’s beautiful hand-thrown ceramic lamps to his or her space. Christopher's work is often featured in celebrated publications such as Architectural Digest, Veranda, House Beautiful, Elle Décor, Departures, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. We are delighted to introduce his work to the UK.
"What I strive for most in my designs and products is timelessness." Christopher Spitzmiller
A former artist-in-residence at Southampton’s Mecox Gardens, Christopher began his career in 1996 in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. where he worked out of an old school house and quickly began attracting the attention of designers including Richard Keith Langham and Albert Hadley. His business and reputation grew steadily over the next few years, and in the fall of 1999 he moved to a 3,000-square-foot studio in New York City where he still creates his one of-a-kind lamps with a crew of 12 skilled artisans.
The lamps are of timeless appeal and luxurious quality. His beautiful forms are drenched in rich, vibrant colours and patterns. Each one of a kind lamp is set in a hand turned hardwood base, which is then water gilded with 23k yellow gold or 9k white gold. Christopher still loves being at the wheel to make “the best table lamps on the market.”
When not in the Studio, Christopher can be found at his farm in Millbrook, NY gardening, bee keeping, making jam, cooking for friends, or tending to his flock of heritage breed chickens, turkeys, peacocks and doves.