The Story

Hey there

I'm Matt.  I'm a designer and artisan based in Los Angeles.  I'm glad you've stopped by.

I built my first wall sconce in the fall of 2013.  I had recently moved into a grungy walk-up apartment after having survived a gross breakup.  I was heartbroken and depressed, and my new digs left lots to be desired.  My best friend worked as an electrician and, in an effort to shake me from my depression, he suggested we grab some beers and build some lights for my (incredibly drab) bedroom.

As you may have guessed, that night changed my life.  It set me on a path to explore design and craft.  I learned the power of light to impact an interior, and the power of an interior to impact a person's spirit.  Most importantly I learned the vital power of community.

I founded my studio about a year later from that very apartment.  Matt Alford Studio has now grown to include a workspace in Los Angeles and an inspiring team of talented professionals.  Our work has been seen in hotels and restaurants around the world, as well as in some very fancy publications.  Throughout everything the guiding idea has remained the same: to make things that help lift people's spirits.  To make things that help people feel at home.  It is a simple idea, but a powerful one.  And it is so incredibly rewarding.

All the best,

Matt