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Any Old Lights
This Cornwall-based company sells reclaimed marine lighting, industrial finds and other maritime collectibles. The company will wire all of the lighting for you and delivery is free within the UK.
The Old Bake House, Whitford Yard, Fowey PL23 (anyoldlights.co.uk)
‘Areti’ means ‘virtue’ or ‘excellence’ in Greek. It is a fitting word to describe the sculptural lights produced by the London-based Kerschbaumer sisters. The duo’s instantly recognisable designs feature simple, geometric forms.
Dernier & Hamlyn
Experienced in designing, producing and restoring lights for palaces, cathedrals and even 10 Downing Street, these skilled artisans will work on anything from wall lamps to the grandest of chandeliers.
Croydon Business Centre, 214 Purley Way, Croydon CR0 (dernier-hamlyn.com)
This online store sells batches of vintage enamel shades along with a range of coloured fabric cable and lamp holders, so you can experiment with different combinations to create your own lighting designs. Prices are reasonable, too.
This Herefordshire-based store (pictured) specialises in the restoration of antique lighting and the creation of handmade lights that have a luxurious, contemporary aesthetic. There’s an on-site workshop that offers a bespoke lighting-design service, too.
23 Station Street, Ross-on-Wye HR9 (fritzfryer.co.uk)
The global leader in the design and manufacture of lighting-control systems, Lutron is the name to know when you’re looking for stylish dimmers and switches that you can install in minutes. It also produces gadgets that enable you to control your lighting wirelessly, sensors to help you save energy and plenty of other ingenious solutions.
The minimalist lighting designer’s five-storey Victorian townhouse in London’s Waterloo is his showroom, creative studio and home – his private residence is located on the upper levels. On display is a selection of his covetable, purist designs, each piece an exploration of the essence of light.
122 Lower Marsh, London SE1 (michaelanastassiades.com)
With two showrooms in London and a comprehensive website, Mr Resistor sells lights, but is best known as a source of electrical controls. It can also create bespoke lighting designs on request.
21 Lydden Road, London SW18; 82–84 New King’s Road, London SW6 (mr-resistor.co.uk)
Rothschild & Bickers
This glass-blowing studio is the only one in the UK that focuses on lighting. Keeping this age-old craft alive, it makes all of its designs by hand. Every piece is free blown, so no two are ever the same. The ‘Pick ’n’ Mix’ range, nominated for an ELLE Decoration British Design Award in 2014, includes delicate shades in a jewel box of colour options.
Unit 7, Great Northern Works, Hartham Lane, Hertford SG14 (rothschildbickers.com)
Salvage experts Sophie and Chris Miller know where to find the finest industrial-style lights, from 1950s Czechoslovakian machinist lamps to courtyard lights discovered in a German railway station. It’s pieces all have a one-off charm.
The Warehouse, Commercial Road, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 (skinflintdesign.co.uk)
Urban Cottage Industries
Take a modular approach to creating your perfect lighting scheme, with this brand’s extensive range of ‘Factorylux’ bulbs, cords, sockets and more. Perfect for anyone looking for a industrial and colourful, aesthetic.
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