Originally founded by artist Steven Wine in 1993 as “and Bob’s Your Uncle”, a storefront on West 22rd street in NYC, the company was re-imagined in 2007 in collaboration with interior designer Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz and renamed, ABYU Lighting. The main focus of ABYU Lighting is to create one-of-a-kind light fixtures by hand with exquisite materials. The specialty is in feathers. The couture workroom/showroom is located in the historic Garment District in New York City where a team of artists and craftsmen produce pieces for a celebrity clientele such as Patricia Field, Ruthie Davis, Lenny and Zoe Kravitz, Russell Simmons and Sean “Diddy” Combs among others. The atelier works directly with designers and architects and their clients to produce unique pieces deeply rooted in fashion. Their creations have graced the pages of magazines and books worldwide.
Abyu Lighting / BNO Design Studio
“[Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz and Steven Wine] have worked together since 1998 and have never played by any rules other than their own. Their first apartment together made the cover of New York Magazine’s “Home Design” issue in October 1999, ushering in the new millennium with an otherworldly interior bathed in silver aluminum paint, Eero Saarinen womb chairs upholstered in Knoll fabric that seemed to levitate off the floor, and Lenor Larsen’s “Moonbeams” fabric. Recently, they created a combined showroom — a 1,200-square-foot space[...]. It’s a mere six blocks from their apartment, and although their studio staff are working remotely for now, in time clients will be able to make appointments to visit, masked up and socially distanced, of course.”
—Wendy Goodman, curbed.com