From its roots as a small lantern studio, The Urban Electric Co. has grown over the past decade into a global presence, celebrating a rich heritage of distinctive bench-made lighting fixtures. The company exudes the very best of past and future and is passionate about protecting both the tradition and sustainability of artisanal craft.
Founded in 2003, the company has become one of the most highly recognised lighting companies and contributed to the return of American manufacturing. We are a key player in the global design community. From its headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina, the company services an international client base of top interior designers and architects. Our designs can be found in homes, restaurants and historic restorations from Beverly Hills to the Seychelles.
Each of the company’s products is bench-made and hand-finished. The company prides itself on manufacturing processes that secure the growth and sustainability of artisanal craft for the future by using modern techniques that enhance and refine the hand-build approach as opposed to replacing it. The Urban Electric Co.’s catalogued collection includes more than 300 interior and exterior fixtures. In addition, the company offers one of the most extensive custom programs in the industry, allowing for true one-off design execution.