Custom lighting designed in London, crafted in Italy
Founded by London-based Italian lighting designer Claudio Marco in 2003, Villaverde is a lighting consultancy that offers an extensive collection of beautifully hand-crafted, custom lights.
Claudio’s creative background in fashion and interiors, including more than 25 years’ experience working in the lighting industry, forms the foundation for Villaverde. The company prides itself on its in-house design, production in Italy and distribution worldwide. From chandeliers to table lamps and lanterns, the lighting is designed in Chelsea by a technically capable, multi-disciplinary team who offer clients an intuitive, collaborative approach. Guiding them through the process, from the initial technical drawings to production, the team can bring the most extraordinary lighting concepts to life, ensuring that they offer the right products in the best sizes and colours for a project.
It is the extensive palette of more than 100 colours (all available to feel and touch in the showroom) that makes Villaverde stand out. Certain elements – colours, materials, finishes – can be made bespoke, resulting in timeless and elegant lighting that is a true reflection of a client’s individual personality. The finest materials, such as Murano glass, crystal, metal and leather, are sourced in Italy and carefully selected not just for their appearance but for their natural qualities and almost endless possibilities. These are transformed into lighting that is delivered on time and to the highest quality, using traditional artisan techniques.
They count international interior designers and architects among their client base, working closely with each of them to design the lighting for their property portfolios.
Signature Villaverde lighting includes the Luna collection, inspired by fine lines and made with Murano glass; the Linea collection of lamps, influenced by hotel chic, which each come with a choice of colourful leather shades and a custom metallic inlay (the newest addition to this is the Linea Bottega, with an exclusive woven leather shade); and a series of dazzling Jewel wall lights with a Murano glass, globe-shaped base.
In January, the company introduced a new version of its most striking wall lights, each re-imagined with an IP44 rating for use in the bathroom and other environments where water intrusion may occur. The company also sells a small selection of ornate mirrors and furniture.
Villaverde is currently expanding its vibrant leather collections, introducing new designs, colours and textures. For instance, a statement piece, the Mondo chandelier, features silk lampshades within a hand-painted metal frame that has been wrapped in leather, while Atlante consists of a hand-painted metal frame studded with organic alabaster, creating contemporary elegance. These are the latest stunning looks and luxurious lighting designs from Villaverde that will cohesively enhance any living space and be treasured for many years to come.
Villaverde, 618-620 King’s Road, London SW6 2DU. +44 (0)20 7610 9797