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Our lighting contributes to RIBA Stirling Prize

Bloomberg European HQ in London won the 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize.  It is a building that is superlative in so many ways and we were proud to have been chosen by Sir Robert McAlpine to help turn Foster + Partner’s concept that combined lighting and audio in a highly sophisticated solution for the private dining room/meeting room into reality. It was great to see the lighting that we had seen take shape in our factory featured on BBC News at Ten. Read more here




Bespoke lighting for hospitality

Our managing director talks to the editor of Hospitality Interiors about trends and challenges in manufacturing bespoke lighting for the hospitality sector. You can read the article here.




Martin Kemp Design calls on Dernier & Hamlyn for specialist lighting for uber luxury apartments

Martin Kemp Design calls on Dernier & Hamlyn for specialist lighting for uber luxury apartments

Clarges Mayfair is an exciting new landmark development in the heart of London’s Mayfair, which comprises 34 premium residences and a luxury spa with unparalleled views of Green Park and Buckingham Palace. Creative design studio Martin Kemp Design brought together timeless colours and lines, a sense of Britishness and influences of Art Deco and Classicism to deliver this unique, ultra-high specification development.

It was vital that lighting in the entrance vestibule and corridors set the appropriate tone for the apartments beyond so Martin Kemp Design’s Associate Oliver Davies chose Dernier & Hamlyn for this important task.

His team’s designs combined LED lighting for clarity and longevity with the need for a range of specialist metalworking techniques including knurling, casting, machining and spinning. Dernier & Hamlyn is one of the few lighting companies in the UK that can provide all of these skills from its in-house team.

More than 70 wall lights featuring plain glass columns inside hand cut glass tubes joined by bronze hand-formed in Dernier & Hamlyn’s London factory to produce unique effects were manufactured to meet Martin Kemp Design’s exacting standards. Dernier & Hamlyn also produced four beautiful wall mounted floor lamps for Clarges Mayfair that feature hand turned vertical rods and silk shades with handmade Tudor ruff style trims giving playful reference to London’s historic past.

Oliver Davies, Associate at Martin Kemp Design says: “At Clarges Mayfair we were keen to keep everything British. The bespoke lighting is a key element of our design so selecting a UK manufacturer that has a reputation for high quality and we could trust was essential. Our team worked closely with theirs to produce light fittings that met the brief in ways that were practical and cost conscious, whilst maintaining the intricacy of the design.  Working with D&H was a real pleasure and seeing our lights develop from drawings to reality in their UK based factory, reinforced the legacy we have instilled in the project.”




Bespoke brass lighting for Edinburgh’s newest brasserie

Working to a Martin Brudnizki Design Studio design, we produced a stunning two-tier chandelier almost 1.5 m across that forms a focal point in Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux.

The bar and brasserie at The Balmoral – a Rocco Forte hotel in Edinburgh – signifies an alliance between the Forte family and legendary father and son chefs Michel and Alain Roux. Opened in June 2018 the menu offers classic French dishes made with the finest Scottish ingredients.

The chandelier was handmade in Dernier & Hamlyn’s London factory. It is finished in antique brass and fitted with ribbed, curved, translucent panels.

 

Photo credit: The Balmoral




Our Privacy Policy

In order to comply with the GDPR regulations, but also because we’re jolly good eggs who are always open and honest with the people we work with, we’ve recently updated our privacy policy. You can read it here to find out what we do with the data we collect from people who visit our website or receive our enewsletters.




D&H Rebrands

We’ve recently rebranded to reflect how our company has changed over the years. We are extremely proud of the fact that Dernier & Hamlyn has been around for a long time which means that we have unique skills and an unrivalled heritage in UK lighting manufacture.

However, our future is more important than our past, so our new branding refers to the lighting we will design and produce for future generations of people and buildings. You will have seen that our website has changed and you will see our new branding reflected in other materials and communications we share with you as we go forward.




D&H hosts forum for leading designers

We recently worked with SPACE magazine to bring together many of the UK’s leading interior designers from the hospitality sector to discuss a range of issues from technology to trends and from Instagram to lighting. You can read the article here.




Interior Designer Magazine feature

We are very keen on the principle that wherever possible things should be kept simple and when it comes to lighting, the same philosophy applies. Interior Designer Magazine recently featured our managing director Jeremy Quantrill’s thoughts on this principle. You can read the article here.