Our Story

Stone and Dove Hardwood Lighting is a collaboration between Dan Trachtman, the owner and designer, and a small group of master woodworkers and glassblowers.  Each piece is a confluence between fine woodworking and beautiful hand blown or flat glass. Often utilizing some of the most memorable vocabularies from the Art Deco age, all pieces use traditional joinery techniques and are designed to last several lifetimes. 

The name of the company comes from the Hebrew translations of Dan’s kids’ names - “Evan” meaning Stone and “Jonah” meaning Dove. The words also seemed fitting because they speak to both timelessness and durability as well as beauty and harmony.

We are currently busy building out small batches of each model. We hope to have them ready for sale in June of 2021. Join our distribution list at the bottom of the page to be notified when they are ready for purchase.  Learn more about the process involved in creating these pieces. We stand behind our work with a “Forever Guarantee.

Each lamp is produced using sustainable domestic hardwoods such as Maple, Cherry and Walnut. The finish produces no hazardous off-gassing during curing. All packaging the lamps ship with is 100% biodegradable.

It took several months for Dan to select the woodworkers and glass artists to produce these lamps. Each individual is not only at the master level in their field, but also expressed particular interest in solving the challenges these unique lamps produce and were excited about seeing these designs become reality. 

Dan Trachtman
Dan Trachtman is the owner and creative vision behind Stone and Dove products. He worked as a graphic designer and creative director for over twenty years doing work for a variety of clients such as The National Gallery of Art, NPR and Library of Congress before shifting his focus to three-dimensional objects. He has taught design on the college level and holds an MFA in Design from California College of the Arts. 

His interest in hardwood lighting began with furniture building in his modest basement wood shop. He soon learned that to truly bring his ideas to life he needed the most skilled woodworkers and the right glassblower. 

Paul Deosaran

Paul Deosaren Concept Wood Design
Paul is a sophisticated problem solver who is comfortable employing the most advanced woodworking techniques when needed. His shop employees half a dozen woodworkers who share his love of the craft. His shop also has an extensive collection of wood species that are all carefully sourced from suppliers they know well.

Tom Scheve, TCS Woodworking
Tom has been a woodworker for over 25 years and spent most of it focused on high end cabinetry and fine furniture. He says he has always worked alone because he has not been able to find an assistant as passionate and fastidious to the details as he is. Despite his love of traditional techniques, he also knows how to use modern machining techniques when necessary. 

Tim McFadden, McFadden Art Glass
Tim is possibly one of the most talented glass blowers on the east coast if not the country. Dan discovered him after a very experienced glass artist described him as, “the best he had ever seen.” Tim has blown everything from Chihuly style fixtures to intricate goblets. What he brings to Stone and Dove lamps elevates each to one of a kind works of art.