LaserPhilly is a retail shop and design studio specializing in well-designed, unusually clever home goods and quality custom laser cutting and engraving services for people and business.
"Classic Décor Made Fresh"
We use traditional handmade techniques & innovative technology to make and sell atypically clever, beautiful and functional goods that include tongue-in-cheek accessories, innovative artwork and pop culture-infused décor. And, we offer quality custom laser cutting and engraving services.
We aim to develop a creative eco-system that demystifies the making process, democratizes customization and promotes the idea that shopping small, diverse creative businesses is the best way to find quality unique gifts and goods. In addition to our own in-house made goods, we collaborate with and carry the work of ~5 other makers, all of whom come from traditionally underserved communities.
LaserPhilly was originally founded as Philadelphia Laser & Industrial Design (a.k.a. PLAID) in 2017 by Sharif Pendleton, a self-professed nerd who asks too many questions. He's an ever curious artist and designer obsessed with creating products and processes that solve problems for people and industries. Previously, Sharif founded Masters of None - the precursor to LaserPhilly.