A GALAXY OF GLOBAL LIGHTING BRANDS
Lighting by Design put the spotlight on this essential design element, with a show featuring some of the world’s best lighting brands.
It featured names such as Baccarat, Lladró, Martin Huxford, Mernøe, Curiousa, Roast Designs, Sharon Marston, From the Sky Design, Moroccan Bazaar, Sunbeam Jackie, Bethan Gray x Baroncelli, Lyngard, Marc Wood Studio, Cameron Design House, Tigermoth Lighting, CTO Lighting, Ochre, and Circa Lighting, all illuminating the Design Avenue.
Revered for their design, craftsmanship and innovation, these companies complemented products to be found in the showrooms, including world-leading lighting specialists Arteriors, Bella Figura, Christopher Hyde Lighting, Collier Webb, David Hunt Lighting, Gladee Lighting, Hadeland Glassverk, Original BTC, Porta Romana, Wired Custom Lighting and Vaughan. Additionally, there was inspiration to be found in the many showrooms where lighting is an important element of their cross-product offering such as Eccotrading Design London, Gallotti&Radice, Julian Chichester, MindTheGap, Paolo Moschino Ltd, Ralph Lauren Home, SA Baxter Design Studio & Foundry, The Specified and Turri.
Whether for use in commercial, hospitality or residential projects, lighting is one of the most effective tools in a designer’s arsenal. It plays a multitude of roles, from creating atmosphere to enhancing architectural space and making tasks easier. But lights are not simply functional: a bold statement or decorative piece can elevate an interior scheme and become a talking point of its own.
At Lighting by Design, visitors were dazzled by the beauty and imagination on display. Lighting combined technical complexity with aesthetic brilliance, in materials that included blown glass, porcelain, cast bronze, marble, alabaster and wood, alongside textures and colours that added an extra layer of personality. There were strong sculptural shapes that could bring a unique artistic sensibility to a design scheme, by Bethan Gray x Baroncelli and Martin Huxford; artisan skills on show with Lladró‘s porcelain designs and Curiousa‘s free-blown glass shades; and large-scale installations that can hold their own in a grand architectural space by Roast Designs, Cameron Design House and Sharon Marston.
To accompany the exhibition, there were lighting masterclasses with experts including Luke Thomas, award-winning design director of John Cullen Lighting; Sanjit Bahra of DesignPlusLight; Rebecca Weir, creative director and founder of LightIQ and sculptor and lighting designer Gareth Devonald Smith. Go with the Glow Tours gave visitors the inside track on the best lights that can transform a space.