Schemer Seven: British lighting

There is a wealth of talented and creative lighting designers based in the UK. Here are some of our favourites.

Grey-Room Top Shelf cropGrey Room

A new lighting design company, with a growing range of products. Top Shelf, shown here, is a linear, dimmable LED profile product for shelf and joinery lighting, designed and made in the UK.

Astro cropAstro

Designed by its Essex-based team, Astro’s wide range of products include exterior and interior fittings – IP-44 rated bathroom lighting is a speciality. Launched in 1997, it has distributors in 34 countries with exports accounting for nearly half all sales.

Scabetti front cover square cropScabetti

Frances and Dominic Bromley are the design brains behind Staffordshire-based Scabetti. Their Shoal pieces are instantly recognisable, and following its launch in 2007, Scabetti’s Shoals are now swimming in spaces around the world.

Glaze Innermost cropInnermost

With showrooms in both London and Hong Kong, Innermost founders Steve Jones & Russell Cameron’s vision is both British and multi-cultural. Corinna Warm’s Glaze pendent lights were launched at Maison et Objet in January.

Davey Lighting crop 2Davey Lighting

One of three UK lighting companies now owned by Peter Bowles, Davey’s roots are in 19th century shipyards. Its industrially-styled products are still made in the UK and now also grace home, restaurants and public spaces.

Saxby Candy cropPiers Saxby Candy

Having graduated in sculpture and then worked with sculptor Anthony Caro, Piers set up his own workshop to develop his designs in 2010. His designs are inspired by tradition and created with quality and longevity in mind.

English House cropEnglish House

Charles Morris draws on the very British Arts & Crafts movement for his inspiration for the English House lighting he designs. A subtle contemporary styling makes them suitable for a wide range of projects both modern and period.

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