Modern Brass Lighting, hand-crafted in NYC

New York, United States · 212 Sales


Modern Brass Lighting, hand-crafted in NYC

New York, United States 212 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Clean and modern lines have inspired our first collection of solid brass lighting. New lamps, sconces, pendants, and chandeliers are being added to the site weekly, so check back often.

Last updated on May 18, 2016

Clean and modern lines have inspired our first collection of solid brass lighting. New lamps, sconces, pendants, and chandeliers are being added to the site weekly, so check back often.

Matthew Alford

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Matthew Alford

Brass Sconce - Dean - with White Shade
Evelyn. Wall Sconce. Solid brass modern light.
Lillian. Brass wall sconce


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

del614 on Sep 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This looks beautiful in my home!

Seasons in Colour

Seasons in Colour on Aug 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

What an amazing studio. This is why I love Etsy. After falling in love with this art-deco-ish bed, I new I needed the right light to compliment it but could not locate any in the UK. I was very nervous order such fragile products from the US but the packaging was superb and the products arrived within a few weeks. Being made to order, I was kept informed all the way and allowed to make changes to cord colour. The brass is matt which is what I wanted for a more authentic look. Wish I could share more close up photos but I feel this represents the size better. Very easy to install and if you're in the UK: offer plus to change from US to UK. The lamps came wired for UK voltage, perfect. Many thanks to a wonderful seller! Jenny @seasonsincolour London, UK

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So excited to have a display at The Brooklyn Collective! Reception tomorrow night - if you are in Brooklyn stop by for some shopping, drinks, and live music nerd_face
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Perfect piano nook with a pair of our handsome Dean sconces musical_keyboardbulbheart_eyes
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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,


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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.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 3, 2016
Rough Luck is a small (teeny-tiny) studio that specializes in hand-crafted brass light fixtures. The name, Rough Luck, is a nod to the 'rough luxe' design movement which celebrates items that have stood the test of time.

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Tax will not be charged to any order shipped outside of New York State. Tax will be automatically be applied to orders delivering within New York.
Most items ship via USPS priority mail. Large orders ship via UPS. Tracking numbers will be provided upon shipment. Should you need your order shipped via a different carrier, please contact us prior to placing your order.

Please pay close attention to the listed production times. We keep these as accurate as possible. Should you need your order expedited, please contact us prior to placing your order. Without contacting us ahead of time, orders cannot be expedited.

Select items may be shipped internationally. Please note that Rough Luck is not responsible for any additional import duties, taxes, or fees. These are paid directly to your carrier or government, and are not collected by Rough Luck Studio. Please contact us to inquire about an international order.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns and exchanges are accepted at our discretion. Requests for return or exchange must be made within seven days of delivery. Please note that shipping costs, custom goods, international orders, and bulk orders are non-refundable. Rough Luck is not responsible for return shipping costs.

In the rare event that an item is damaged in transit, please contact us immediately without discarding the packaging.
Additional policies and FAQs
Like most small lighting shops, our fixtures are not UL listed. We recommend consulting a licensed electrician familiar with your local electrical codes before using or installing any new light fixture. By purchasing these products, customer agrees that the seller's maximum liability in the event of damage to person or property is the monetary value of the product purchased from us.

More information

Last updated on Sep 3, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

As with life, be gentle. Don't use any harsh chemicals. Our brass is solid and unlacquered, if left untouched it will develop a rich and beautiful patina over time. Should you want to return the brass to it's original luster, we recommend a product called Brasso, which can be found at your local hardware store.

I have placed an order, when will it ship?

We work hard to keep the lead-times listed on Etsy as up to date as possible. Unless you are otherwise notified, your order will ship within the listed timeline.

Can I customize this fixture?

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

Talk to me about your brass

Well, okay! Our solid brass is heavy gauge, and is not lacquered. It 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.

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

Thank you so much for showing us some love! Please blog about us - it makes our heart sing! Buuuut, unfortunately we cannot offer free product in exchange.