Patrick Townsend was born in Manhattan and raised in Vermont. Trained in industrial design at Pratt Institute, he founded his namesake firm in 1998. In addition to producing its own line of lighting and furniture, Townsend Design also fabricates high-end custom furniture and interior architectural fixtures for New York’s top architects and interior designers. His Orbit Chandelier, described as “a delicately woven pattern of energy”, has been exhibited at Terminal 5, Living Spaces and Tokyo Designers Block.

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