Amelia Thorpe talks about the latest developments in lighting.
Forbes & Lomax’s Invisible Lightswitch is designed to show through wallpaper or paint: The 1-gang Invisible Dolly switch with brass toggle is £54.56.
020–7738 0202; www.forbesandlomax.com
From the Arts-and-Crafts collection inspired by the designs of architect and designer William Arthur Smith Benson, the Venetia double arm wall lamp in antique brass with porcelain pleated silk shade is £1800 from Hector Finch.
020–7731 8886; www.hectorfinch.com
The £780 handcrafted walnut Ring table lamp is inspired by the 19th century candlestick shown with the £180 16″ cream card lampshade, both by Julia Boston.
020–7610 6783; www.juliaboston.com
The Roxy floor lamp is hand finished in £1439 Red Gesso paint by Julian Chichester.
020–7622 2928; www.julianchichester.com
The tiny, hand-crafted holes in the £489 Alma bone china lampshade glow like stars when the light is turned on. The vibrant design shown here in Coral is the result of a collaboration between Original BTC and interior designer Beata Human.
020–7351 2130; www.originalbtc.com
The £1,900 Braque I table lamp in white plaster draws inspiration from cubist design. It is shown here with a 20″ Tapered Drum lampshade, £240, both Paolo Moschino.
020–7730 8623; www.paolomoschino.com
The £89 Olly table lamp is guaranteed to add some pop of color to even the darkest corner with Pooky’s £65 35cm Crimson Chevrons lampshade.
020–7351 3003; www.pooky.com)
The best pendant lights
French pendant lantern in brass, painted Farrow & Ball Light Blue, £3336, Charles Edwards.
020–7736 8490; www.charlesedwards.com
Gwyn Brass Pendant Lantern Antique Brass Finish £4560 Jamb.
020–7730 2122; www.jamb.co.uk
Axford lantern in copper and glass with Verdigris finish, £1749, Vaughan.
020–7349 4600; www.vaughandesigns.com