RoughLuckStudio

Modern Brass Lighting, hand-crafted in NYC

Astoria, New York | 808 Sales

RoughLuckStudio

Modern Brass Lighting, hand-crafted in NYC

Astoria, New York 808 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement   Happy THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! As I celebrate my third year as an indie craftsman, I am incredibly grateful for the hundreds of people that have supported, purchased, reviewed, tagged, and helped me grow my studio.

I hand-build every light fixture in my small New York City studio using the highest quality materials available. I have an eye for clean, minimal, and mid century shapes, and I love pairing these spare designs with more organic materials such as natural brass, hand-blown glass, and solid white marble. The tension between organic materials and precision manufacturing creates pieces that I hope feel at once elegant and inviting.

Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions, customization requests, or even just to say hey.

All the best,

Matt

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Last updated on Oct 4, 2018

Happy THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! As I celebrate my third year as an indie craftsman, I am incredibly grateful for the hundreds of people that have supported, purchased, reviewed, tagged, and helped me grow my studio.

I hand-build every light fixture in my small New York City studio using the highest quality materials available. I have an eye for clean, minimal, and mid century shapes, and I love pairing these spare designs with more organic materials such as natural brass, hand-blown glass, and solid white marble. The tension between organic materials and precision manufacturing creates pieces that I hope feel at once elegant and inviting.

Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions, customization requests, or even just to say hey.

All the best,

Matt

Matthew Alford

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Matthew Alford

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Rough Luck Studio

Hi there,

My name is Matthew Alford, and I own and operate Rough Luck Studio. We are a tiny lighting studio in Long Island City, Queens.

The goal of my studio is to bridge the gap between manufacturer and consumer. Rough Luck does not wholesale - we only sell directly to our clients (HELLO customization!). With a passion for real materials (no cheap finishes here), our designs are clean, elegant, happy, and honest.

Thanks so much for checking us out. Please don't hesitate to shoot us a message with any questions. Or just to say hey, that's cool too :)

Have a good one,

Matt

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  • Matthew Alford

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

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Last updated on Aug 23, 2018
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.

For some more in-depth information, check out my website (roughluckstudio.com) there is a whole super-nerdy blog post about caring for natural brass :)

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 every six months or so.

For more information on how to care for brass, check out my blog post here:

roughluckstudio.com/post/263202446685/brass-care-101

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 :)