Hi there! I am glad you've clicked here to find out a bit more about Benclif Designs.
Yeah, that's Edison with me in the photo to the right. He spends summer days just outside the studio and winter days just inside...this is a solitary craft and he provides much needed company during the creative process.
I have been creating with light bulbs for most of my life, making and selling lamps since 2005.
In late 2010 I began making plans to create a real business and make this work a full time occupation. Benclif Designs was born in April 2011 with a local retail outlet here in Atlanta and Etsy in August of that same year.
In addition to what you see here, I create and assemble custom designed upcycled lighting projects for restaurants, hotels, offices, lobbies, homes, etc. I now have installations all around the United States and have been featured in several national magazines, TV shows and blog sites. In addition, some of my lamps are in places as far away from Atlanta as Singapore, Australia, and Sweden. If you are already an owner of one of my creations, thank you for your support! If you are thinking about it, I hope you decide to give one of them a home. If you are thinking about doing something similar, go for it!
Light is a fascinating medium of animation and interest with limitless possibilities for adding "life" to objects and living spaces. My creations are a means of infusing this life into old and new objects, giving them a renewed interest and function. What was once a broken, outdated appliance is now a provocative conversation piece...an old lamp, dusty and forgotten, now a lively accent in a home or business.
Take a look around. I am glad you are here.