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Behind The Brand: Heathfield & Co.

Designer lighting with a serious track record for beauty

Jessica Harding By Jessica HardingSenior Creative Buyer

Crafters of glass pendant lights, modern chandeliers and many a fixture more, British brand Heathfield & Co. is a name to know in interior design circles (as well as being one that you can support in our Think Big, Shop Small campaign). Here, LuxDeco Commercial Director Jonathon Warren goes behind the brand to talk of Heathfield lighting’s roots, its philosophy and its no doubt bright future.

A short brand story

“Decorative lighting for beautiful spaces” is the opening line that Heathfield & Co. display on its website. It sums it up quite perfectly for its modern lighting masterpieces are at once beam-giving and room-enhancing, elevating interiors to the most elegant of levels.

As well as producing its small collections of glass table lamps, modern pendant lighting and contemporary wall lights, Heathfield also offers handmade-to-order pieces for its customers. Its promise is to never outsource, import or stockpile, but to always craft slowly, methodically and meticulously.

Its founder Andrew Watson remains at the heart of the business, working with every department on a daily basis so that its fiercely guarded brand ethos is championed in every corner of the company.

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Where it all began

A British-found and run brand, Heathfield & Co. was established over 40 years ago and to this day continues to both design and manufacture its creations to the exacting standards and unshakeable principles that have earned its deeply respected reputation.

Its first year of trading in 1977 took Heathfield’s lighting designs across much of the United Kingdom and Europe, designing for premium retailers. Before long, its success led to it opening a larger base nearer to London where it could accept bespoke commissions from luxury residential and commercial clients. And the rest, as the saying goes, is history.

Though its team has grown over the years, many of them have spent their entire working life committed to Heathfield’s unique lighting with a number of the team being proud of 30 years of service. This only evidences further the level of care for the brand, passion for the product and skilled artisanship to be found at this British lighting institution.

Milestones reached

Recognised for collaborating with many of the world’s leading interior designers, Heathfield’s contemporary lighting can be found in the finest hotels, restaurants and homes across the globe.

The renowned Britannia hotel in Norway, designed by leading interior architects Metropolis and lighting designers Stokkan Lys, presents Heathfield’s modern lamps (such as the Amelia and Antero bedside table lamps) in all 257 of its hotel rooms.

The luxurious Intercontinental Park Lane Hotel in London requested bespoke ceiling pendants alongside bedside lamps chosen individually to best suit every bedroom’s interior.

And The Principal York Hotel showcases yet another decadent decor example, with Heathfield’s modern pendant lighting hung in a traditional setting.

Its portfolio shares some of its most treasured projects, such as London’s St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, the Ritz Carlton Dubai and the Waldorf Astoria in Amsterdam alongside dozens of private residential stories.

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Standout designs

Free-blown glass, sculptural ceramic table lamps and smoked glass pendant lights were all part of its collaboration with iconic fabric house Zoffany which launched just a few years ago and received industry-wide applause. The Novella table lamp is immediately more contemporary whereas the Tulipe pendant is soft and subtle, with many more pieces spanning different size, scale and influence.

On top of its designer collaborations, there are, of course, a wealth of notable pieces seen across its collections. For the LuxDeco edit, we selected more than 50 of its lighting creations, choosing those pieces that have seen the highest levels of popularity—amongst them, unique lamps and pendants such as the Lunar and Nora Speckle Pendants and Flux Wall Sconce.

Something for everybody there most certainly is.