Cassidy Schulz Brush
Cassidy Schulz Brush’s career took an unplanned turn one day in fall of 2011 when the fashion industry sales executive needed a lighting fixture for her Brooklyn office. She couldn't find one that met her vision of what she wanted so she designed and built an industrial-funky fixture out of a piece of 20x30 reclaimed plywood which she stained ebony and from which she hung 18 antique light bulbs. Cassidy called it an “Urban Chandy.” Little did the self-taught chandelier designer-builder know at the time that her unique chandelier would lead her into a new career as a lighting fixture entrepreneur. Today Urban Chandy fixtures are designed and made in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill using a variety of rescued and reclaimed wood and other materials with a wide range of antique and Edison bulbs in the company’s Clinton Hill studio in Brooklyn.