The Lamp Cowboy Story

Tyagi Schwartz, aka The Lamp Cowboy, has been designing lamps (among other things) for decades. He is creative at heart, having been a television and theater actor since his youth. He was also designer-cofounder of the Brooklyn Beer Garden, a street art-centric beer garden hotspot in Brooklyn, NY. He now lives in Dallas, Texas - the perfect home for a Lamp Cowboy! 

His lamp-designing career was first inspired by his grandfather's electrical business, Schwartz Electric. Tyagi  first began crafting unique lamps from birch trees, eventually revisiting his love for lighting with Dog Tag Designs, upcycling unique found objects in NYC into beautiful lamp sculptures complete with “Dog Tags” that told their story. Selling his creations online and at prominent Brooklyn design markets, Tyagi also became Vice President at Urban Chandy, a company specializing in handmade pendant lighting for residential and commercial properties worldwide. 

His designs have been featured on multiple television series including on HGTV and Lifetime Networks, as well as in magazine print such as Stuff Magazine - which you can see below. 

Tyagi's career is a blend of artistry, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit. A creator at heart, he’s always looking for the next thing to make and share with the world.

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  • A Big Win on Flea Market Flip

    On HGTV's Flea Market Flip with Lara Spencer, Tyagi and his teammate repurposed several vintage items including a bicycle into a moving bar. Tyagi's favorite was a vintage fire extinguisher that he turned into a lamp to help secure them the cash prize.

  • Looking for Love With A Lamp

    On the Lifetime Network dating show "5 Guys a Week", Tyagi showcased his creative side and decided to make a kinetic driftwood lamp to get the girl.

    Tyagi and Vinetta didn't end up together, but she still loves her lamp and thinks of it as a highlight from the experience.

  • Stuff Magazine Featured Design

    Tyagi's national Stuff Magazine feature highlighted his pioneering design style at a time when his upcycled lamp concepts were a trending feature at Brooklyn's busy Dekalb Market. He helped shape the style and narrative of the upcycling community.