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Below Left: Dernier & Hamlyn’s installations at Quadrant 3 and 45 Park Lane show how light can be used to wow visitors. Below Right: Baroncelli’s Rex creates a stunning play of light. Opposite Page: Alex Randall captures the essence of items in “The Memory Collection”.


managing director Jeremy Quantrill comments;


“This was an extremely demanding


lighting installations is UK manufacturer Dernier & Hamlyn. Having worked on some very high profile projects, Dernier & Hamlyn are well equipped to tackle projects of any size. One of the key benefits of the company is that they manufacture in the UK and do not do any sub-contracting, so this means that clients who want bespoke designs can come to the company and they can talk this through with the client and easily accommodate their designs. One recent project that the company worked on was the Quadrant 3, part of The Crown Estate’s £1 billion investment to develop London’s famous Regent Street. Dernier & Hamlyn restored and recreated light fittings in art deco style for the bars and restaurants in the recently completed mixed-use development. For Dernier & Hamlyn this was a complex


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project, and they wanted to produce light fittings that would help to take the bars and restaurants back to their original style when they were opened in 1915. It was The Crown Estate’s intention to invoke the unique ambience of the hotel as it was first designed. The project was the largest that Dernier & Hamlyn had ever undertaken, and pushed the company to new heights. This restoration project was a dream for Dernier & Hamlyn as the company was established in 1888 and has an extensive archive that is referred to by the company and by the designers it works with to ensure that recreated fittings are historically accurate. This was a huge advantage as the project involved creating an exact replica of aspects of the Quadrant 3 based on old photos and pictures from original designs. Dernier & Hamlyn’s joint


project but one that we are extremely proud to have been involved in. Helping to reinstate the hotel’s former splendour as part of this major historic restoration programme was very exciting and seeing the lights installed makes me extremely proud of our team and what they are capable of.” As well as the Quadrant project, Dernier and Hamlyn also worked on an impressive art installation at 45 Park Lane, which is a purely decorative installation. There is no practicality to the design of this installation; it’s there to be beautiful. From show stopping installations to lighting for the home, decorative lighting is there to make a statement. One lighting designer who is certainly not shy of doing just that is Alex Randall. Randall’s newest designs form “The Memory Collection”, a range of artworks with lighting at their heart. The products use a new technique to create lightweight and ethereal casts using rawhide. The collection focuses on the memories that can be associated with particular products, and create ‘memories’ of the items that they were once wrapped around, rather than creating replicas. Alex comments; “The reason I chose to start working with rawhide was because I loved the connotations of using something that resembles a cast away skin casing like that of a snake or a chrysalis. The way that


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