OVUUD evolved from the desire to keep design simple yet interesting. Through meticulous selection of materials and painstaking attention to layout, OVUUD provides custom lighting and furniture that gives a visual impression that captivates without being overwhelming.
OVUUD is owned and operated by Benjamin Gillespie - a Philadelphia based lighting and furniture designer. The stylistically pure aesthetic of OVUUD flows naturally from Benjamin's background in carpentry, metalworking, and engineering. This combination results is a diverse set of Scandinavian-inspired pieces that are individually distinctive yet cohesive as a collection. The primary focus of OVUUD is to utilize next-generation lighting technology to its fullest potential, thereby unlocking new approaches to how a lamp can look, feel, and function.
Each piece is designed by hand in Benjamin's studio in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia and can be custom tailored to any unique set of criteria. Each piece is also fabricated from locally sourced materials - including Pennsylvania Oak, Ash, and Maple. Benjamin welcomes you to explore what OVUUD has to offer and see what makes the forward-thinking lighting and furniture design special.