High-tech LEDs meet old-school shimmer:

Lights you can talk to:

MMD was founded in 2007 by a creatively-minded Oxford-educated entertainment lawyer who was searching for a striking light fixture at a well-known design showroom. Unimpressed by their offerings, Michael McHale set out on a mission to redefine what luxury lighting could be.

Michael McHale Designs
is about contrast, complexity, exuberance, and innovation. 

Michael McHale transformed himself mid-career from an Oxford-educated entertainment lawyer to famed chandelier maker. Likewise, Michael McHale Designs transforms the ordinary forgotten materials of our built environment into beautiful and memorable lighting forms that are both aesthetically satisfying and timeless.

We believe that lighting is an underdeveloped art form. With each collection, we strive to push the boundaries of what’s possible in contemporary lighting.

"Michael McHale Designs is a well-respected lighting brand within the designer community, a reputation they earned by introducing innovative new collections over the years that consistently re-imagine what high-end lighting can be, and that are all thoughtfully constructed in the USA out of quality materials."

Linda Longo, Managing Editor, US Lighting Trends

“Our McHale Industrial Collection Banqueting Chandelier literally elicits gasps of admiration from people who see it for the first time. "

Top Chef Tom Colicchio 

"We have two McHale chandeliers in our New York home. We appreciate the innovative qualities of both these pieces very much, and they are each very much at home in a grand home full of distinguished design. Some of our decor is quite traditional and it's amazing how well these modern lights go with everything."

Advertising Legend Sir Martin Sorrell and Lady Cristiana Falcone-Sorrell

"We purchased one of McHale's fabulous chandeliers for one of our more prominent downtown Manhattan clients. They loved the piece beyond all measure. It's rare to get the level of emotion that that fixture elicited. I'll always remember that. And working with Michael was a real pleasure."

Multi-award-winning French Interior Designer Marie Burgos

"I first saw these fixtures in New York City and I fell in love with them. They became the featured design element of our upscale restaurant just off Red Square in Moscow. Michael’s pendants and sconces are the rave. Everyone loves them and getting them is a decision I will never regret.”

International Restauranteur Isaac Correa

"Michael's design screams 'cool and sexy', unlike most things about Washington DC, and added an industrial touch. An extra bonus for my family is when the sun sets through our kitchen window and catches the light of the crystals, it casts a multitude of happy rainbows throughout the room."

Former CA Senator Barbara Boxer and acclaimed filmmaker Nicole Boxer

"I first discovered Michael McHale Designs at High Point and was really taken by the drama and the contrast of Michael's industrial-chic aesthetic. I purchased one of his signature Beacon chandeliers and it has become a much-commented centerpiece for my California home."

Celebrity Interior Designer and Founder and CEO of StyleRow Erinn Valencich

Some high-profile commissions include:

  • The largest chandelier on Broadway
  • The AMEX VIP Lounge at New York's Fashion Week
  • Marquee downtown Miami Hotel Fortune House Suites
  • New York restaurants Bacall's and The Ribbon
  • The Harley-Davidson Showroom of Youngstown Ohio
Entrance of The Fortune House Hotel opposite The Four Seasons in Miami

Diane Von Furstenberg in front of a McHale Industrial Banqueting Chandelier at the VIP Lounge at New York's Fashion Week


  • Advanced LED light engines shine through thousands of crystals.
  • A design that is at once restrained and exuberant.
  • These fixtures give off more refraction and low-key shimmer than any other lights on the planet.


  • The collection that made us famous.
  • Narrow-gauge black-steel gas pipes are contrasted with gorgeous gem-cut optically-pure crystal.
  • Fixtures designed to change their looks with the seasons, for an event, or on a whim.
  • All models are based on a single modern fixture -- a scaffold designed to hold different decorative elements, transforming the fixture from one type of light to another. 
  • All without having to call an electrician.


  • These handsome glitter boxes feature a double-wall of crystal prisms.
  • Inside, smart bulbs and an Amazon Echo Dot are installed.
  • Places your smart microphone in the middle of the room and without unsightly wires and power bricks.
  • Talk to your chandelier. Turn it off and on with your voice.


  • Inspired by our industrial collections.
  • Made with our own CNC-milled aluminum hardware.
  • Designed to be sleek, abstracted versions of the rough pipe chandeliers of our other collections.


  • Our step-up, made-to-order collection.
  • These fixtures featured larger gauge pipe fittings with porcelain sockets and larger, fancier crystals.
  • Options for finish and colored accent crystals.


  • Industrial-chic without the chic.
  • All black steel industrial pipes and sand-cast fittings.
  • Creates a stark, masculine look at an affordable pricepoint.


We've made a number of different types of table and floor lamps, each following the design principles of our various collections.


Our sconces have taken different forms over the years, but all feature mirrored backplates, luminaries, and walls of crystal.

From outdoor chandeliers to 3D-printed pendants, our custom work is as fresh, memorable and spectacular as the set and setting allows.

For all licensing opportunities, please contact:

David Graff
Sungate Partners
200 W. 86th St.
Suite 10C
New York, NY 10024

(W) 212 874 7572
(C)  917 821 9184
(F)  212 496 9576