Bathroom lighting from Vaughan: A look back at masterpieces

    The Ned marble bathroom lighting
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    Bathroom lighting from Vaughan: A look back at masterpieces

    Vaughan was one of the first companies to provide bathroom lighting that was both functional and refined when the brand began designing lights for this purpose more than 15 years ago. Let’s a take a look back at some highlights…

    The Ned marble bathroom lighting

    Although bathroom lights need to be equipped with an IP44 rating, Lucy and Michael Vaughan also recognised that clients require a product that kept in line with their visual aesthetic. Throughout the past 15 years, Vaughan’s bathroom lights have been featured in numerous hotel projects – from the Soho House Group to Firmdale Hotels, as well as stand-alone projects including Claridge’s and Grantley Hall.  In the past year alone, Vaughan has provided lighting for more than 50 hotels across the United Kingdom and Europe.

    Variety, as well as quality, are two central components to Vaughan. Product design is meticulously developed and led by Michael and Lucy Vaughan, co-founders of the company. Their shared background as antique dealers is without a doubt an underlying influence in their creative process.  As Lucy comments: “Our creative process is very much cyclical, updating and reflecting on products we’ve already made and antiques which we have seen throughout our time as dealers.” Bathroom lighting is no exception – with a variety of styles, finishes, metals and shapes available to the trade, and a clear alignment with the brand’s existing lines. Ranging from the more subdued Beverley Wall Light to the more ornate, glass-art beauty of the Morillon Wall Light, Vaughan offers a wide selection of bathroom lighting to choose from, while remaining committed to their pursuit of quality and craftsmanship.

    Notable bathroom past projects include The Ned, Gleneagles and St Ermins Hotel as shown above. Other notable hotel projects where Vaughan bathroom lighting was successfully and thoughtfully installed are shown below at the Le Bristol, Paris, Doonbeg in Co. Clare and Ballynahinch Castle in Co. Galway, both in Ireland and Villa Stephanie Spa in Baden Baden, Germany.

    Specified by MM Design and installed by Societe SPIE, Hotel Le Bristol has elegantly placed two pairs of Vaughan Octagonal bathroom wall lights in nickel in their deluxe suite bathroom.

    Made from solid cast brass and nickel plated, the Octagonal bathroom wall light is one of Vaughan’s early designs – one which is more traditional in style yet still stands the test of time and the design allows for lampshades to soften the light.

    Image credit: Le Bristol Paris Suite, with lighting supplied by Vaughan

    Image credit: Le Bristol, Paris showing Vaughan’s Octagonal Bathroom Wall lights

    Following a recent refurbishment at Ballynahinch Castle in Co. Down Ireland, bathrooms feature Vaughan’s Dover bathroom wall lights in nickel together with Berrington mirrors in a bronze finish.  Inspired by the Art Deco movement, the Dover bathroom wall lights feature a circular backplate and frosted glass cylinders which can be placed horizontally or vertically.

    Image credit: Ballynahinch Castle featuring Vaughan’s Dover bathroom wall lights and Berrington mirrors

    For the classic and superior bathrooms at Villa Stephanie, part of the Oetker Collection, interior design studio MM Design chose Vaughan’s Norfolk Wall Lights in a sleek nickel finish.  Placed either side of each mirror, the wall lights are topped with a square fabric shade which softly diffuses the light.  The Norfolk is a simple design and form – featuring a rectangular backplate, square candleholder and angular arm.  When combined with the oval sinks, cylindrical worktop legs, and rectangular mirrors, it creates a satisfying, playful interior – one that is predominantly focused on the relationship between different geometric shapes.  Made with a base metal of hot forged brass, the Norfolk is available in a number of finishes – from the chrome one pictured here to antique brass and nickel too.

    Vaughan is one of our Recommended Suppliers and regularly features in our Supplier News section of the website. If you are interested in becoming one of our recommended suppliers, please email Katy Phillips.

    Main image credit: Vaughan

    Hamish Kilburn / 10.03.2021


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