Decorating the Set (Ovuud Founder, Ben Gillespie)

Decorating the Set - From Hollywood to Your Home with Beth Kushnick

Welcome to Decorating the Set: From Hollywood to Your Home with Beth Kushnick!  Beth recently got a chance to work Benjamin Gillespie, the founder and artist behind the custom lighting design studio, Ovuud. As soon as she met him, she knew she needed to speak with him on the podcast. So, this week, Beth and Mike sit down with Ben to discuss his work, his path to becoming a designer and everything that goes into making his wonderful custom lighting pieces.

The Interview with Ben begins at Time Code: 2:07.


OVUUD evolved from the desire to keep design simple yet interesting.  Through meticulous selection of materials and painstaking attention to layout, OVUUD provides custom lighting and furniture that gives a captivating visual impression without being overwhelming.

OVUUD is owned and operated by Benjamin Gillespie – a Philadelphia based lighting and furniture designer.  The stylistically pure aesthetic of OVUUD flows naturally from Benjamin’s background in carpentry, metalworking, and engineering.  This combination results in a diverse set of Scandinavian-inspired pieces that are individually distinctive yet cohesive as a collection. The primary focus of OVUUD is to utilize next-generation lighting technology to its fullest potential, thereby unlocking new approaches to how a lamp can look, feel, and function.

Each piece is designed by hand in Benjamin’s studio in Philadelphia and can be custom tailored to any unique set of criteria. Each piece is also fabricated from locally sourced materials – including Oak, Ash, and Walnut.  Benjamin welcomes you to explore what OVUUD has to offer and see what makes the forward-thinking lighting and furniture design special.

Follow Ben and Ovuud Online:

Instagram: @ovuud
TikTok: @ovuud


For over 35 years, Beth Kushnick has created character-driven settings for countless award-winning television series and feature films. As a Set Decorator, she’s composed visuals that both capture and enhance any story. Now, she wants to help you capture and enhance YOUR story.

Join Beth and her co-host, Caroline Daley, each week as they go behind the scenes of Hollywood’s magic, and give you approachable, yet sophisticated tips to realize the space that best expresses who you are.


Follow Beth Kushnick on Social Media: 

Instagram: @bethkushnick
Twitter: @bethkushnick

Follow Caroline Daley on Social Media:

Twitter: @Tweet2Caroline


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