David Hunt Lighting is a heritage-inspired brand, producing bespoke and luxury lighting for more than 100 years. Indeed, it is one of the few lighting companies that continues to use traditional handcrafted techniques within its Cotswold workshops.
David Hunt is known for creating lighting that crosses the design spectrum, from classic to contemporary, in a range of colours and finishing techniques that complement all interior styles.
What really sets David Hunt apart is that each item of lighting is handmade by its team of skilled craftsmen and women, using robust materials such as resin, brass or metal and finished using traditional techniques.
The result demonstrates a synergy between design and craftsmanship that is truly remarkable.
David Hunt Lighting also offers a bespoke service which allows specific colours and finishes to be specified as well as complete custom design. This enables the client to work with its design team to create a truly unique piece – perfect if you’re looking for personalised lighting design.
The painstaking design process is managed by Creative Director Hollie Moreland. Hollie begins with sketches or watercolours based on shape and texture. These become the foundation of prototypes that are developed by product manager Stephen Hillman, who has been part of the David Hunt ‘family’ for more than 20 years.
‘Stephen and I work really well together because we both bring different skills to the table,’ says Hollie. ‘For example, Stephen will consider the practical aspect of the initial design and we will then work together to create a finished piece. Without Stephen, my drawings are just designs on a page.’
As Stephen points out, it’s important even for a heritage company to continue to push creative boundaries and this can be seen in the latest collection, which combines audacious design with fresh forms and textures, from solid brass in a silky-smooth finish to Pele de Tigre marble.
The Cosmos pendant is opulent and oversized, the contemporary design with open glass shades complements the solid butter brass body. Alongside Cosmos, is the striking Adling pendant, a minimal yet formidable design. The Adling is made from solid brass in both a butter and antique brass finish and the range comprises both pendant and wall light designs.
Meanwhile, The Alchemist Collection is a curated collection of table lamps, invoking the spirit of travel and exploration. Vienna, new for the A/W’18 Latest Edit, features mouth-blown glass in a rosebud pink or clear colourway, finished with antique brass metalwork. Vienna can be paired with an optional handmade lamp shade, made from luxurious silk dupion, satin or linen in a vast choice of colours. ‘The Alchemist Collection has been designed to perfectly compliment our long and proud Cotswold heritage,’ says Hollie.
The latest designs bring a new energy to the David Hunt Lighting collection, with each piece revealing the imagination and enthusiasm of the workshop team. It is this originality, combined with the simplicity and longevity of the designs, that ensures the continued success of this long-standing Cotswold manufacturer.
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