Vendor Spotlight: Urban Electric Company

The Urban Electric Co. of Charleston, South Carolina appears to have thought of everything when it incorporated in 2003. It uses words like heritage, sustainability, craftsmen, and community — but more importantly — this independent and scrappy company adheres to them. From the design of its website, to its collaborations with respected designers, to its investment in talented artisans – it is clear that quality is UECo’s primary mandate.

NEXT 2 PHOTOS: This sconce looks simple on the surface, but note the variety of materials and the design details. I can’t wait to use it in a project. The next photo shows two of these sconces in a bathroom with custom colored shades. I love that pop of orange! Photo Credits: Urban Electric Company

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The company, while relatively new, boasts some impressive partnerships. Nickey + Kehoe, Steven Gambrel, Richard Mishaan, and Amanda Nisbet are just some of the design professionals who collaborate with UECo’s house-designer Michael Amato. Together they’ve created a stunning line of lighting fixtures using premium materials and clever design touches. If one of UECo’s existing designs isn’t a perfect fit, they’ll make anything you want. To have a group so comfortable with custom work builds confidence, and I always trust them to execute my vision.

NEXT 2 PHOTOS: I’ve been dying to use this chandelier for several years now. I love how raw metal exterior contrasts with the glossy colorful interior. The second photo shows the fixture in a kitchen. That yellow is so cheerful. Photo Credits: Urban Electric Company

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NEXT PHOTO: I also love this red chandelier, which Urban Electric painted in a custom color for my Porter Ranch project. Photo Credit: Susan Corry Design

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NEXT PHOTO: I love these sconces and once used them in a master bathroom renovation for a well-known actor. The fixtures remind me of those old-fashioned makeup bulbs, so we aligned 3 on each side of his vanity mirror for a subtle reference to his trade. I’m not allowed to publish photos of that project, but this pic from Urban Electric Company gives you an idea.

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UECo doesn’t have a signature style – its designs run the gamut of traditional, industrial, transitional, and modern. But a closer inspection reveals a singular commitment across all styles — a commitment to high quality, small batch production, excellent customer service, and exacting specifications.

 

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