ISSUE 70  |  Renovation and Reclamation

Brass Reincarnated: Custom Lighting by Doug Newton for Nightwood

April 30, 2013 1:30 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

When we think of reclaimed furniture, Nadia Yaron and Myriah Scruggs of Nightwood immediately come to mind. The pair collects what they call “lost furniture” in the Brooklyn area and reconstruct pieces from the fragments–and they’ve been doing it from the start, well before the reclamation trend began. 

But Yaron and Scruggs’ inventory isn’t limited to furniture and cabinetry since they asked designer Doug Newton to create a series of weighty brass lighting with a vintage appeal. From his studio in Williamsburg, BK Handbuilt, Newton designs custom metal work for restaurants, private homes in NYC, and for all the Soho Houses as well as The Standard. His lights designed for Nightwood each retain the natural patina of their materials and most require a two- to three-week lead time; contact Nightwood for more information.

Above: The Bell Jar Pendant Lights are made from brass and copper; $200 each.

Above: The Bell Jar Sconce has a brass/copper arm that extends 34 inches; $320.

Above: The Fountainhead Desk Lamp requires a chandelier light bulb up to 40 watts maximum; $560.

Above: The Fountainhead Standing Lamp is 66 inches tall; $960.

Looking for more from Nightwood? See our post on their Brass Mobile and Furniture in our Archive.