We strive to exceed expectations of quality and finish on every piece we create.
We believe that every surface on our work should be impeccable.
Designers and artists Julian Peploe and David Ryan are the combined vision behind Stone and Sawyer. They created Stone and Sawyer to satisfy their search for the perfect handmade lamp. Their extensive range of glazes, wood species, metal and shade finishes enable their clients to tell limitless stories when using their work. Initially inspired by design from the middle of last century their design vocabulary continues to expand offering an extensive range of styles from clean-lined modern geometrics to vessel forms that thrive in any space.
Each stoneware ceramic lamp body is hand-crafted in their studio in the Catskill Mountains of New York with tireless attention to detail. Stone and Sawyer offer an extensive selection of glazes, hand-turned hardwood necks and bases, hand-finished fine quality brass hardware, hand-made natural linen lampshades and cloth covered cords. Their lamps are UL Listed and in addition to their residential work Stone and Sawyer lamps are extensively used in the hospitality industry.
- What’s your go-to classic color choice?
- Gray. The range of possibilities is endless, from light, dark, cool, warm.
- Is there a hotel that’s most inspired your work while traveling?
- We prefer the more immersive experience of staying in a house or apartment when we travel. It’s like waking up local.
- Which pieces of technology do you use to document design inspiration?
- iPhone. Has to be pocket friendly.
- Where do you go to spot new style?
- A good magazine shop with all the international mags.
- Do you have a favorite restaurant (for the design and the food, of course)?
- Bottino in New York. Just feels like home.
- What’s your favorite small museum in the world?
- The Soane in London. While neither of us are classical fetishists, we can’t help but love that much obsession and reverence.
- How do you usually start your weekend?
- A workout. Nothing better than having that in the bag.
- Who or what is your biggest design influence?
- Nature. It influences everything we do. You have to have reverence for nature when you work with natural materials. You can control and effect materials through careful crafting, chemistry and physics but you are always cooperating with nature.
- How do you keep it all together?
- Good self messaging. We’re tough on ourselves.
- Design a garden: groomed or freestyle?
- Both. One gives context to the other.