While working on his thesis at Parsons, Ryden Rizzo found himself watching a series of YouTube tutorials about basic woodworking. Pairing his past experience with technology and lighting design with his newly acquired woodworking skills, Rizzo moved back to Sea Cliff, New York, and established a lighting studio in his parents’ garage.
After building a few small pieces for friends, Rizzo founded Allied Maker, a company selling bespoke lighting and home items. He takes pride in stamping “Made in USA” on everything that he sells and packs shipments in recycled and biodegradable materials. For more information, visit Allied Maker.
Above: The spun brass and blown glass Dome Pendant is $392; it includes a turned black walnut wood handle, fabric cord, and matching brass canopy. It’s also available with a white shade.
Above: The Arc Wall Lamp features an American black walnut mounting bracket and a spun brass half dome shade; $480.
Above: Another view of the Arc Wall Lamp.
Above: The Dome Lamp features an American black walnut base and a herringbone woven cotton cord; $725. The lamp is also available with a white maple base and with a black or white powder-coated metal shade and pipe.
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