Studio Fractal and Dernier & Hamlyn collaborate on luxury retail launch
When architectural lighting design consultants Studio Fractal wanted subtle yet striking, custom made pendants for Grace Han, the luxury leather goods and accessories brand’s retail launch in London, the requirement was for a lighting manufacturer that demonstrated the same skills and craftsmanship as its own team which combine innovation and tradition.
Having collaborated previously on projects such as The Royal Opera House and super-prime luxury residential and commercial development Clarges, bespoke lighting specialist Dernier & Hamlyn was the natural choice for this prestigious project.
Entirely designed and manufactured in the UK, the pendants comprise 11 handblown clear glass shades individually cut by hand using specialist techniques to different specified shapes featuring handcrafted brass metalwork fixed to the ceiling with steel wire rods wrapped in silk.
Dernier & Hamlyn also manufactured a floor lamp for the boutique crafted in using complementary metalworking techniques and glass effects.
Studio Fractal’s managing director Tim Downey says: “Our team likes working with Dernier & Hamlyn because their ethos and attention to detail complements our own. They approach each project with a fresh perspective and are very focussed on the objectives and the best ways to achieve them both from an aesthetic and an engineering standpoint.”