Ted Abramczyk was trained as an architect and received his B.Arch from the Pratt Institute. While completing his architectural apprenticeship at Davis Brody and Associates, he began to sculpt and in 1991, after winning a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Abramczyk left architectural practice to concentrate on art and design. In 1996 he founded Abramczyk Studio, a design firm that specializes in designing and handcrafting custom lighting fixtures for both residential and commercial clients. His art and architecture background is evident in his fixtures, which evolve out of variations on a geometric theme, and aim to unite functionality with the aesthetics of a glowing sculptural object. He joined RALPH PUCCI in 2012.