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Chatting with Dave Dawson from The Urban Electric Co.

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A few weeks ago I had Dave Dawson, founder and president of The Urban Electric Co. on my radio show. This year, The Urban Electric Co. celebrated their 10 year anniversary. In that time, their beautifully crafted lighting fixtures have become staple for designers, and consumers looking for distinctive traditional designs. All of the company's products are bench-made and hand-finished. In our interview, Dave and I talked about the value and importance of American made products, the growth his business has experienced over the past 10 years, and The Urban Electric Co.'s inspiring collaborations with leading designers. Listen to some clips from the show below.

Adger's Wharf

Adger’s Wharf designed by John Gantt

Maresca Standing Seam Wall by Mark Maresca

Maresca Standing Seam Wall designed by Mark Maresca for The Urban Electric Co.

Dave talks about the market for American made products.

The Urban Electric Co. - Baxter Hanging

The Urban Electric Co. - Baxter Hanging

Dave and I discuss how he built his business.

The Urban Electric Co. - Bezel_catalog

The Urban Electric Co. - Bezel

How the Urban Electric team choose the designers they collaborate with.

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