New College, Oxford

New College, Oxford

New College, one of the University of Oxford’s oldest and best-known colleges, is undergoing an ambitious expansion programme led by conservation architects Caroe who commissioned design consultants Luke Hughes to propose and produce furniture solutions. As part of this project, the college’s dining room required new lighting that was architecturally appropriate and manufactured to the highest standards. Luke Hughes chose  Dernier & Hamlyn for this demanding task. The two companies worked closely together to produce 44 custom polished brass table lamps that would provide both an additional aesthetic to the room and practical lighting.

David Lees, Furniture Consultant, Luke Hughes says:
“Luke Hughes has worked with Dernier & Hamlyn on projects in the past, so we had some idea of their capabilities. Our client had a particularly specific set of requirements, and we knew the execution and finish of the pieces had to be impeccable. A visit to Dernier & Hamlyn’s workshop and meeting their team confirmed that the collaboration would work well, and the prototypes we produced together gave our client great confidence. The workshop is one of the few in the country able to produce work at the scale and quality required. We look forward to working together again!”

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