Ted Abramczyk was trained in architecture and received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Pratt Institute. While completing his architectural apprenticeship at Davis, Brody & Associates, he began to make sculpture, and converted his Bushwick loft into a live/work studio space. Ted Abramczyk’s work was represented by Bess Cutler Gallery, and was featured in a number of group shows, including $pent: Currency, Security, and Art on Deposit at the New Museum for Contemporary Art. In 1991, after winning a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant for his sculpture, Abramczyk began to concentrate on art and design full time. In 1996 he founded Abramczyk Studios, a Brooklyn-based design studio that specializes in designing and manufacturing high-end, custom fixtures for both residential and commercial clients including Burberry, David Rockwell for Nobu, Starwood for W Hotels, and Yabo Pushelberg for Graves Hospitality. Ted Abramczyk’s lamps are sculptural in inspiration, their forms evolving out of a geometry based on the packing of spheres and ellipses. These refined geometries give shape to a mixture of natural and industrial materials like aluminum, industrial fabric, and wood veneer, resulting in lamps conceived of as glowing sculptural objects.