Stefan Gulassa was born the youngest of six in a highly creative family that continues to influence his work. After studying Industrial Design in California, Gulassa helped build economical, functional housing with the Peace Corps in Tunisia by using traditional architectural techniques. This formative experience informed Gulassa’s devotion to the joy of the journey. As a creator, he follows materials and process as his guiding forces.
He creates highly tactile, inviting and intimate lighting and accessory pieces at his studio in Seattle, WA, like his signature Falling Stars Sconce. A piece, like many of Gulassa’s, inspired by nature and discovered as a result of experimentation with material, in this case — molten wax. The “accident” of ladling the wax instead of pouring it led to a fundamentally original creation. While his pieces extend the design vocabulary of HOLLY HUNT into new, more organic territories, his dedication to materials and craftsmanship make Gulassa a perfect fit for the HOLLY HUNT portfolio.