Alex Lithgow is a Manhattan born and based designer. His love of design dates back to when he learned technical drawing and drafting as a teen. After attending the New School in Greenwich Village, where he studied Photography (Parsons School of Design) and Cultural Studies (Eugene Lang College), Alex worked in the fields of photography, set and interior design, and product design. He has also studied painting at the Arts Students League in New York.

From 1999 to 2006, Alex co-founded and operated Caoba colección de muebles, a furniture design/build business, which produced custom and production pieces in the South Bronx that were offered through his retail shop in TriBeCa, as well as showrooms around the US. The line was known for its high quality, bench-made furniture forms executed in wood, upholstery and glass with a warm, modern aesthetic influenced by Art Deco and Mid-Century design. Since Caoba, Alex has worked in various capacities in the luxury design field, including work as a vintage and antiques buyer.

Alex currently heads design at Dmitriy & Co., where most recently his Bandra Ottoman design received a “Best of Year” award from Interior Design magazine. The lamps being presented at Next Level 2019 are the first pieces produced under Alex’s name.