"The thinking man's lighting design studio" - The New York Times
O'Lampia Studio was founded in 1993 in New York City's Bowery lighting district where we still handcraft our fixtures in-house. Our name is a combination of the words "O!", "lamp", and "utopia", and takes inspiration from Édouard Manet's painting "Olympia".
Founder and lighting designer Kwang Sung Lee's original designs span many styles: Gothic, Colonial, Art Nouveau, Mid Century Modern, Contemporary. Now a family business, our design philosophy still aims for a contemporary and minimalistic yet warm interpretation on traditional structures, expressed through simple, graceful lines, delicate proportions, and multi-functional craftsmanship.
O'Lampia's designs have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Interior Design, and others. Our fixtures are lighting up spaces locally and internationally, from restaurants, hotels, shops, bars, homes, universities, and theaters like the Lyric on Broadway, and the Mehr Theater in Germany, both showing the Harry Potter play.
At O'Lampia, everything is made to order. We take on orders of all sizes, including commercial hotels, restaurants, and condominiums, as well as personal residential projects. Our original designs can be fabricated as shown, or customized in size and finish. For finish options, we offer a range of hand painted house patinas, or plating and powdercoating. We can also work on complete custom projects for your specific needs. Come visit us at 155 Bowery, and 979 Third Ave (in the D&D Building, Suite 300) in Manhattan.
Uptown showroom located in the Decoration & Design Building (D&D)
Downtown showroom/Studio located at Bowery and Broome St.
Kwang Sung LeePresident / Lighting Designer
Lee is a lighting designer and fine artist who received his MFA from Pratt Institute. He founded O'Lampia Studio in New York City in 1993. Lee's simplicity in form and understated design enlightens spaces across the globe.
Yul LeeVice President
Yul manages our business operations and oversees all departments.
Marcus RomanGeneral Manager / Lighting Consultant
Marcus has been with O'Lampia since day one, and brings over 30 years of experience working with clients for the best lighting solution.
David ChoiProduction Manager
David manages our production team and crafts in our downtown Studio.
Jonathan WeisgerberOperations Manager / Uptown Showroom Manager
Jonathan manages operational improvements and our uptown showroom in the D&D Building.
Joey AliLighting Mechanic
Joey brings over 20 plus years of industry expertise as a lighting mechanic. His extensive assembly experience ranges from Victorian to modern LED.
John AdjapongWiring Specialist
John works with wiring on our production team.
Anthony BlaggroveShipping Manager
Anthony manages shipping and is involved in production.
Janelle RoseClient Relations
Janelle takes care of our front desk and coordinates administrative activities at our downtown Studio.
Walter colors our patina finishes by hand.
Moon manages our website and IT.
O'Lampia D&D (uptown)
AddressD&D Building. 979 Third Ave, Suite 300, New York NY 10022
Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm. By appointment only
O'Lampia Studio (downtown)
Address155 Bowery, New York NY 10002
Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm. Saturday: 10am - 5pm
** We will be closed for Thanksgiving 2023 on November 23, 24, & 25 **