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Whether its wall lights, pretty pendants over a kitchen counter or a breathtaking chandelier


Traditional lighting still has a firm foot within the decorative sector, with many classic designs making a firm come back. Many interior designers are combining modern furnishings with traditional style lighting to create stunning schemes. Will Chelsom, director at Chelsom, shares his views on chandeliers: ‘It is amazing and reassuring to see that the classic chandelier still crops up on numerous lighting specifications within the hotel and leisure sector. In the past, modern design has called for a very minimalist look when it comes to lighting where hidden down and up lighting is used, however now we supply more chandeliers than ever to the market.’


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Chelsom says interior designers seem keen to juxtapose modern simple furnishings with very grand and classical lighting installations. ‘For example, bohemian crystal chandeliers and Georgian brass chandeliers are often seen in very modern settings, creating a very effective and timeless look.’ Chelsom offers a fully bespoke service that allows a designer to take a chandelier concept and scale it up to any size they wish. An example of this can be seen in the Hilton Reading Lobby with Chelsom’s cascade chandelier. This system has become a fantastic way of filling a huge space and creating significant wow factor with colourful crystal and glass and high


output downlights. Dernier & Hamlyn was approached by telelvision’s property expert Sarah Beeny to create a chandelier to complement the interior of Rise Hall, her listed Georgian stately home as part of the ‘Sarah Beeny Restoration Nightmare’ TV programme. ‘We were delighted to be asked by Sarah Beeny to be involved in this fascinating programme, which took viewers through the process of designing a light fitting to complement a heritage building through meticulous manufacturing, and finally installation of the chandelier into the house,’ explains Jeremy Quantrill, joint managing director at Dernier & Hamlyn. ‘Whilst we frequently work very closely


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