Inside the Wild World of Lighting Company Apparatus

Dina Litovsky

Apparatus Studio has built a business through cult of personality and some rollicking parties.

The invite said the theme of the night was Vienna 1903. But inside the darkened Midtown Manhattan headquarters of lighting company Apparatus Studio, it was more like 1993 New York City. At 10 p.m. on the last night of New York Design Week in May, a bearded man wearing a pinstripe suit; sharp, patent-leather stilettos; and a seriously smoky eye leaned into a masked man. They were wedged between a b...

 

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