Rough Luck Studio

Hey There,
Thanks for checking out my studio!  I founded Rough Luck a few years back, choosing the name as a nod to the Rough Luxe design movement.  I build every piece personally by hand in my NYC studio, and I take a lot of pride in my work.  

My journey as a maker started many years ago.  I moved to New York to be a professional actor (which I still am; I spend my evenings acting in a play off-Broadway).  One of my first survival jobs was as an assistant to a scenic designer.  I remember being new to this giant city, feeling unsure and often overwhelmed, and finding solace in the scenery shop.  I felt comforted by the smell of paint thinner and sawdust, and I loved getting lost in whatever the task was at hand.  I learned so much from that job, and from the many design jobs that followed.

From that original spark of comfort and curiosity comes this studio.  It is definitely a modest endeavor, and I am incredibly grateful to the hundreds of strangers that have bought from me in these first few years.  

Please have a look around, and drop me a line if you have any questions.  My email address is matt [!at]  I'd love to hear from you.



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