The Story
Sandy Littman played with metal castings and big, beautiful sculptural sheet metal shapes like most girls in the 1950s played with dolls. She would run around her father's fluorescent lighting factory concocting fantasy sculptures with the metal parts that were meant for fixtures. In her teens, Sandy became an accomplished antique hunter, able to hone in on the classic, the beautiful, and the unique. She began to build a lifelong collection of objets d'art — from vintage lighting fixtures to handbags to jewelry to teapots. She enrolled in architecture school, and after graduation took her first job as an assistant lighting designer — first for discotheque, movies and then restaurants. It was there that she saw a critical need for decorative lighting in the commercial market, and she founded the iconic American Glass Light Company in 1981.

Duesenberg Ltd is the fusion of Sandy's architect's eye with her collector's heart. On Duesenberg, Sandy shares some of her most treasured finds, classic and vintage lighting fixtures, and new products reinterpreting classic forms.