David Weeks graduated from Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied painting and sculpture. Early in his career, his lighting was noticed by Ralph Pucci, who pushed him to keep working with evocative materials. Since then, Weeks has designed award-winning lighting, furniture and retail projects for Barneys, Kate Spade, W Hotels and, of course, Design Within Reach. In 2003, he was featured in Cooper-Hewitt's National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now, in which his work was described as "evoking the organic modernism of Charles and Ray Eames." Weeks designed the Pearson (2012) just for us, optimizing the ubiquitous clip lamp to have a more considered profile and interesting mix of materials. Bulb (not included): incandescent 40W. Made in China.
The rubber-padded clamp rings are different sizes for better stability.
The asymmetry of the shade is a Weeks' signature, his work is always unexpected and organic.
From wooden robots to sprawling sectionals, American designer David Weeks takes a hands-on approach to his work, driven by the belief that design must hold universal appeal. Though he arrived in New York in 1990 with an art degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and the intention to be a painter, it wasn't long before he instead applied his sculptural sensibility to product design.
Weeks transitioned from art to design while apprenticing under jewelry designer Ted Muehling soon after moving to New York. He started a metal-fabrication shop where he constructed curtain rods, tables and bookshelves for friends, eventually gravitating to lamps. It was in lighting design that he found his true expression, even if it took some time to get David Weeks Studio off the ground - he sold and delivered his first hand-made desk lamps from his VW Beetle. In 1996 he launched his studio from a factory in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. Read more >