The Lathe
Ben Light at work.


Ben Light is a maker, designer, and Cash Cab contestant. Ben's work has appeared in museums (and here) and in the trash. He developed his interest in furniture and design at Lehigh University, where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Ben has worked as a product designer for a large telecommunication company, a toy company, and as a web developer for a small software firm.

Ben splits his time between New York City and the Pennsylvania Poconos, where he gets his hands on plenty of naturally fallen trees.

Ben is a member of the Gowanus Studio Space, the Highlands Dinner Club, and Block St.

Ben may love his lathe, just a little too much.


Apartment Therapy's Design Showcase 2010 - September 2010
Lake Log Lamps

Open Studio at Museum of Arts and Design - August 2010
Various lamps

The GSS Jell-O Mold Competition - June 2010
The Trophy Room awarded Honorable Mention

Spring Greening - June 2010
Wine Bottle Lamp was a Notable Entry

model citizens nyc - May 2010
Various Lamps, Monster Mirrors, Finn's Army, Mobile Homes, and Rubber Origami Mobiles

DIY Salon: Cut Paper, Museum of Arts and Design - December 2009
Star Light minis

Toying with Art, Cameron Art Museum - November 2009
Finn's Army and Making Faces

THE DROP: Exhibition 2012+ - October 2009
Tagged Mobile Homes

Design To Go - August 2009
The Boids

My Moleskine 2.0 - June 2009
Fore-edge Subway Map

Spring Greening - April 2009
Vacuum Lamp

Hue Are You? - March 2009
Mobile Homes

Design Within Reach Champagne Cork Chair - March 2009
Turned Cork Stool