Sally Thomas Cooper
2016 Luncheon Honoree - Entrepreneur
Founder, Lusive Décor
Luxe Light and Home
Thomas Cooper Studio
By combining design passion with artisanal techniques and luxury materials to create a multimillion dollar design empire.
Designer, artist and serial entrepreneur, Sally Thomas Cooper studied art history, music and design in her native New Zealand, leading to a varied career in art, rock and roll, set dressing and interior and product design. Moving to Los Angeles in 1999 Thomas Cooper quickly developed an impressive celebrity clientele as an interior designer, and founded Lusive Decor, combining a love of luxury materials and artisanal design techniques to create made-to-order, signature lighting fixtures.
Lusive has grown every year to become a leading supplier of custom decorative lighting to the hospitality industry and was named four consecutive years to Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 list of fastest growing US small businesses and to the LA Business Journals fastest growing Los Angeles companies.
In 2015 Thomas Cooper debuted Luxe Light and Home – luxury lighting and home goods represented internationally by design giant Kravet Inc. Sally continues to develop designs, products and artworks under the Thomas Cooper Studio umbrella, out of their 85,000 sq. ft. headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.
Energized by the marriage of creative design and commercial production, Sally says, “I am fascinated by the mix of personalities and talents that make up a successful collaboration – satisfying form and function, imagination and inspiration.”