There's nothing I like more than a decent collaboration, so I'd like to thank Kevin Brown of The Metal Workshop in Yeovil (01935 422346) for his creative efforts in raising what could have been a boring and unexceptional bit of lighting into a thing of wrought iron beauty.
It all started with a desire to light a stretch of lawn from the garden gate to the front door - not a lot of light, but enough not to trip over any sleeping wildlife. The light fittings that are generally available are - not to be put too fine a point on it - BORING! So it has to be a bespoke solution.
I decided to separate the two things; the light from the fixture. First, get the light right, then find the fixture to put it inside. The tiny LED fixture comes from my good friends NJO Technology Ltd up there in Kendal. I hoped that I'd given Kevin a simple enough brief and gave him his head to come up with something a bit unusual - which he has done fantastically well.
A (very) basic guide to ethical specification
Lighting design: it's a client thing
Calculating obtrusive light: whose job is it?
When there's nothing in the catalogue
When is a chandelier not a pendant? When its a lantern!
When clients learn too much . . .
One of our details is missing
Where will light fittings come from?
The end of the light bulb?
Always something new . . . again
Always something new . . .
Combining old and new
On being in the dark . . .
Riffing The Internet of Things
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BLOGS - LIGHTING DESIGN
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HOME LIGHTING CONSULTANT
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BLOGS - CPD RIBA CORE PROGRAMME 2015
John Bullock will be presenting a seminar on latest lighting design and technologies as part of the RIBA CPD Core programme 2015
BLOGS - SUSTAINABILITY
John Bullock believes that the UK lighting industry needs to embrace a sustainable way of delivering good quality product through good design, fabrication and end-of-life management.
BLOGS - LIGHTING HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Lighting has a vital role to play in our health and wellbeing.
CONDUIT (6) - Lighting for Winter Gardens
CONDUIT 5: Home Lighting - LED Lighting (2)
FX Magazine: Lighting Focus - Sustainability (Issue 258)
CONDUIT 4: Home Lighting - LED Lighting (1)
Can Smart Lighting Save The Planet?
CONDUIT 3: Home Lighting - The Bathroom
Can Lighting Save Us From Ourselves . . . NO!
CONDUIT 2: Home Lighting - The Dining Room