We make lamps because we love interacting with light: the waning sun, the flip of a switch, the warm pool that floods a room. Whether that interaction is with a lamp, pendant, sconce or even a candle, it's part of a daily ritual, which is why we believe these pieces are an essential aspect of any room.
How We Work
Our lamps are made from clay that’s sourced not far from our studio in Litchfield, Connecticut. Drawing from the straightforward, simplicity of modernist sculpture, they are constructed from slabs, which allows for the clean, graphic shapes we tend towards. Glazed in a muted natural palette, they reflect the textures and contrasts found in our surroundings – the rough softness of lichen, the layers of peeling bark on a plane tree.
Each lamp is a collaboration – the product of our experience and interests as interior and lighting designers. They balance form and function. We want them to look as good in daylight as they do when illuminated at night. And, most importantly, they are meant to be lived with, revealing their texture and character the longer you spend with them.
FROM SKETCH TO
Dumais Made began as a series of table lamps. Playful and experimental, they still adorn our home today. Since then, we have expanded and evolved these forms into a range of lamps, sconces and accessories. Designed in New York and handmade in Litchfield, they are pieces for everyday life.