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Say Hi To Cedric

Collier Webb honours its founder’s Sussex roots

The Cedric lighting collection, by Collier Webb

Collier Webb had its beginnings in 1977, when Cedric Collier turned a hobby for metal casting into a business. Now, the company – with Cedric’s granddaughter Danielle now at the helm as managing director – has launched a collection named after him.

In warm walnut and brass, the four-piece Cedric collection also nods to the places that Collier loved in Sussex (Collier Webb still has its foundry in Eastbourne). The ‘Hooe’ floor light was inspired by an original design of Cedric Collier’s, featuring tubular brass and smart ball finials; while the ‘Brightling’ and ‘Cooden’ wall lights have the same design DNA. The complementary ‘Dallington’ table light has a beautifully turned cylindrical body that sits on a pleasingly weighty brass base. A 360-degree movement on the floor lamp and dual articulation on the ‘Cooden’ wall light show that practicality has been just as thoroughly considered as beauty and craftsmanship.

Each piece is made to order, handcrafted using casting and machined techniques, and can be customised in a selection of metal finishes.

Danielle Collier describes the collection as “a tribute to my grandfather’s vision, a celebration of our collective journey, and a testament to the unparalleled expertise at Collier Webb.”

Collier Webb, Second Floor, South Dome