Natural mahogany floor lamp. John Lyle, 1995. With a chic 3,500-square-foot Long Island City design studio overlooking the iconic Manhattan skyline, Mississippi-born designer John Lyle could be described as a true Southern New Yorker. Over the course of an inspiring 25-year career he has created furniture, accessories, and unique interior spaces that reflect a multidimensional sophistication and the perfect mix of classical and creative. His designs, which include stainless-steel furniture, are internationally collected and coveted for their chic silhouettes, luxe materials, and impeccable craftsmanship.