About Us

Shakúff is the leading custom lighting partner for high-end residential clients and interior design studios.We bring singular artistry, craftsmanship, and imagination to each collaboration, prioritizing our clients’ vision and experience.

Philosophy

Craftsmanship is the repetition of technique in efforts of perfection.

Our Workshop

Craftsmanship is the repetition of technique in efforts of perfection.

Shakúff’s design philosophy is simple: we see creation as an act of collaboration. Each fixture we create for a client is a synthesis of mutual discovery, planning, and genesis so that each piece represents an alignment of vision. Our own collections seek to discover and enhance the natural beauty of light, never distorting or overpowering it.

More than an art, we believe glass blowing is a craft. Through dedication and practice, we’ve achieved a process that results in beautiful sculptures of light.

Every piece is crafted carefully by hand. With our experience come dependable, yet refreshingly unique designs.

Artisans

We’re proud to help preserve ancestral knowledge and share it with new communities.

Creation

We’re proud to help preserve ancestral knowledge and share it with new communities.

Each fixture is designed by expert engineers and is hand-made, hand-blown, and hand-fused.

We partner with artisans from around the world who have mastered their crafts over decades to bring their awe-inspiring skill and creativity to the public. The techniques they use are passed down through generations.

Materials

Our chief material is light itself.

Light meets gold

Our chief material is light itself.

Lighting is key to all kinds of illumination, bringing both a room itself and the people in it together.

All of our fixtures are made from the highest quality glass. Unparalleled in craftsmanship, our glassblowers create individual masterpieces by inflating molten glass into a bubble, which they then stretch, twirl, and shape into stunning, surprising shapes.

Combining hand-blown glass with lustrous materials such as bronze, marble, and brass allows us to play with juxtaposition in form to create lighting fixtures that are both ethereal and grounded.

Customization

Each piece is tailored specifically for you and your singular space.

Customized Crystal Shell chandelier

Each piece is tailored specifically for you and your singular space.

At Shakúff, we take a client-centered approach by focusing on customization. Whether commissioned or from our collection, each piece is tailored specifically for you and your singular space.

Our clients come to us for custom projects seeking flexibility - both in design and technical ability - as well as ease. Through thoughtfulness and candid communication, we’re able to solve delicate problems and deliver unique solutions that meet our client’s dreams while relieving them of the work.

The now-iconic pieces in our online shop are all carefully described and customizable in order to make discovering and choosing lighting that accommodates your space quick and effortless.

The Founder

“I collected all sorts of stuff – rocks, shells, fruit pits, sticks – and made up games that kept me and my friends entertained for hours. I loved figuring out how to meet people’s needs in the most creative and ambitious ways I could.”

Joseph Sidof

“I collected all sorts of stuff – rocks, shells, fruit pits, sticks – and made up games that kept me and my friends entertained for hours. I loved figuring out how to meet people’s needs in the most creative and ambitious ways I could.”

Founder, CEO, and creative director Joseph Sidof’s active imagination has guided him from a young age.

Joseph’s entrepreneurial spirit, ingenuity, and keen eye for foraging in nature paid off. After saving money from his ventures and immigrating to the United States at the age of 18, he worked with his brother in the costume jewelry industry, which helped develop his eye for color, design, and engaging customer's tastes and styles. This particular experience was the perfect springboard for Sidof’s journey.

Further inspired by the glassblowers in Murano, Italy, Joseph set out to create a collective of artisans dedicated to adding beauty to every day life through their glass art.

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Our Process

We’ve streamlined the customization process into four simple steps to bring you attainable bespoke fixtures that are limited only by your imagination.

Stockists

Not based in New York? Find our pieces at select shops across the country.

Press

Read what leading architectural, design, and business magazines have to say about Shakúff.