About Us

About Stone and Sawyer

We design and hand-produce stoneware table lamps in our studio in the Catskill Mountains of New York. We place the utmost importance on quality and craftsmanship.

Founders

Julian Peploe and David Ryan are the combined vision behind Stone and Sawyer. As friends, designers and visual artists, they created the company to satisfy their search for the perfect handmade lamp. Initially inspired by mid-century design and designers like Gunnar Nylund and Otto and Gerturd Natzler, Julian and David produced their first line of lamps in 2014. As their collection has expanded, so has their design vocabulary, with forms referencing both earlier and later eras of 20th-century design. Their focus is on quality, integrity and craftsmanship, tenets that continue to shape Stone and Sawyer.

When it came to naming the company, the partners wanted a name that evoked material and process. “Stone” refers to the stoneware ceramic of their lamps' handmade bodies. “Sawyer” represents the sawing of the wood used to make the lamps' wooden necks, caps and bases.

 

 

David Ryan