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in the next building over, the headquarters of roll & hill is also abuzz with activity. the expansive studio hosts offices for its creative team, a manufacturing facility, assembly lab, and shipping space. founded in 2010 by jason miller, roll & hill collaborates with more than 15 independent designers to create a collection of distinctive lighting fixtures, which draw from a rich material palette of brass, bronze, leather, wood, hand-knotted rope and mouth-blown glass. the studio’s dedication to on-demand production allows each piece to be completely customized to a suit a client’s needs, and can be tailored to any scale or scenario. envisioned by the likes of philippe malouin, lindsey adelman, fort standard, rich brilliant willing, and many more, these made-to-order pieces help distinguish the roll & hill brand across the world. 

W Magazine: New York Fashion Week’s Hottest Venue Was A Lighting Showroom

When an up-and-coming fashion brand and the eternally cool Chloe Sevigny host events in the same place, it cannot be a coincidence. Roll & Hill, an interiors shop tucked away on the lower half of Mercer Street in New York City’s Soho, was just that place. Last Thursday, the young label Öhlin/D took over the Roll & Hill space, transforming its modern showroom into a chic school yard, complete with a mountain of books from The Strand. A few days later, Chloe Sevigny celebrated friend Delfina Delettrez and her collaboration with MatchesFashion.com, where guests were offered an enormous chocolate bar in honor of Valentine’s Day. When fashion week is not taking over the stunning three story space, the shop offers an array of custom lighting, furniture by creative director Jason Miller, Golan rugs, and the occasional vintage find.

AD Magazine: How a Sketch Becomes a Reality at Brooklyn's Most Loved Lighting Studio

Big, beautiful rooms usually cry out for gorgeous light fixtures—and often, the best way to deliver is by customizing the fixture to the space. “We find ourselves, very often, in the position of taking something that’s already a special fixture and customizing it, in terms of dimensions, finish, or configuration,” says architect Poonam Khanna, founder of the New York firm the Unionworks. To do so, she sometimes turns to the Brooklyn-based lighting company Roll & Hill. “When they’re working on a custom iteration, they’re also providing design guidance,” she says. “It’s like having an extra designer in your back pocket.”