MattAlfordStudio

Modern Brass Lighting, hand-crafted in the U.S.

| LA, California
4,465 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Thanks for checking out my studio! All of my light fixtures are hand-made to order from solid brass or steel. Drop me a line if you have any questions :)

-Matt

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Last updated on Jan 10, 2022

Thanks for checking out my studio! All of my light fixtures are hand-made to order from solid brass or steel. Drop me a line if you have any questions :)

-Matt

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Sales 4,465
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Matt Alford Studio

Hey there,

Thanks so much for checking out my shop. I design and build every piece by hand in my SoCal studio.

I built my first sconce in the fall of 2013. I had recently moved into a fifth-floor-walkup in Harlem after having survived a gross breakup. I was heartbroken and depressed, and my new grungy apartment left lots to be desired. My best friend worked as an electrician, and in an effort to shake me from my depression he suggested we grab some beers and build some lights for my (incredibly drab) bedroom.

I didn't realize that night would change the course of my life, but it did. It set me on a path to explore design and craft. I learned the power of light to impact an interior, and the power of an interior to impact your spirit. Most importantly I learned the vital power of community.

Within a year of that night I quit my job and founded my studio. The idea is simple. I don't want to be a millionaire. I just want to spend my days building beautiful things for nice people. I hope that my lights might help them lift their spirits, help them fall in love with their homes. It is a simple idea, but a powerful one. And it is so incredibly rewarding.

All the best,

Matt

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  • Matthew Alford

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    Matthew lives and works in California. He is passionate about creating quality, exciting lighting pieces that you will love for years.

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Last updated on Jan 15, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

As with life, be gentle. Don't use any harsh chemicals. If left untouched, brass will darken and develop a patina with age. If you feel the need to brighten your brass to it's original hue, you can use a gentle metal polish. I recommend a product called Brasso, which can be found at your local hardware store.

I have placed an order, when will it ship?

I work hard to keep the lead-times listed on Etsy as up to date as possible. You can find these at the top of the "shipping and policies" tab. Unless you are otherwise notified, your order will ship within the listed timeline.

If you are in need of a rush order, please send me a message before placing your order :)

Can I customize this fixture?

YES! Absolutely. Common customizations include changing the cord color, the switch mechanism, or dimensions. Please shoot me a message with any customization requests prior to placing your order.

Talk to me about your brass

Well, okay! My fixtures are made from solid brass that is not lacquered. The brass is polished by hand, and then covered in a thin layer of artisanal microcrystalline wax (Theres a $10 word for ya). This leaves the fixture with a deep, matte luster. The brass will darken and patina with age. I absolutely love the look of naturally aged brass, but if you prefer the bright gold you can clean it up with Brasso or Barkeepers Friend.

I am a blogger, can you send me a free product in exchange for promotion?

Thank you so much for showing me some love! Please blog about my studio - it makes me feel so good!! Buuuut, unfortunately I cannot offer free product in exchange.

Can I have my order expedited?

Sometimes. Rush production is sometimes available for an additional 20%. If you are interested in having your items expedited, please send me a message before placing an order :)

I am a designer or architect. Do you offer trade pricing?

I do! I offer a 10% discount to the trade. Send me a message with your contact information and a business certificate and I'll set you set up.

Do I have to buy lightbulbs from your shop?

Not at all! We offer them as a convenience, but you can totally pick up lightbulbs from you local hardware store.