Barbara Palatin-Doyle is an artist, a docent for the Decorative Arts Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the founder of Studio Palatin. Born and bred in Vienna, the artist lives and works between her home town and New York. She specializes in handcrafted, sculptural lighting in limited editions. Her passions are table lamps and candlesticks. As an artist, she incorporates materials and techniques reflecting the exquisite craftsmanship of the 17th and 18th century in contemporary design, combining art with functionality.