Theodore Waddell (1930-) is an American designer. After studying chemistry and Business Administration at the prestigious Cornell University, he later became passionate about architecture and obtained a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1964. He then moved to Italy, in 1968 he obtained a summa cum laude degree from the Faculty of Architecture in Florence and remained there for 15 years working as an architect and designer. He therefore has the opportunity to work with prestigious brands such as Cassina and Zanotta, achieving success in particular for his experimental lamps, still part of the collections of museums such as the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris and the MoMA in New York. On his return to the USA, he settled in Santa Fe (New Mexico) and continued his flourishing activity as an architect there.