Examples of natural hotel lighting by Dernier & Hamlyn

Trends in bespoke lighting come and go, however according to Dernier & Hamlyn, a recurring requirement from the designers its team works with is for lighting that references the environs of place…

bespoke lighting in coworth park reception by Dernier & Hamlyn

It is becoming increasingly important for designers to reference a sense of place, from the hotel lobby right through to the details in the guestrooms. It can be as simple as a suggestion of the outside landscape by utilising materials that echo what is naturally there. At the Dorchester Collection’s Coworth Park Hotel in Ascot, Dernier & Hamlyn was tasked with creating light fittings as part of the design narrative of connecting with the surrounding landscape and gardens. This included a fantastic ceiling light for the hotel’s main reception area. Formed by hand by its craftsmen, the fitting was modelled from brass sheets to empathise with the essence of nature’s finest woodland images. This spirit is continued in the table lamps that they produced for the bedrooms and public areas, all subtly taking notes from nature to produce a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary lighting design.

couches and fireplace in coworth park lounge with lighting on tables by Dernier & Hamlyn

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At The Langley, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Buckinghamshire originally built for the third Duke of Marlborough in 1756, the design intent was to restore this majestic building to its former glory, protecting its listed building status and resurrecting its place in British history. The timeless luxury interiors encompass modern sensibilities and aspirations with an understated aesthetic and reference the grandeur of a very distinctive British heritage.

Lighting required similar high quality, attention to detail and a deep appreciation of Britishness and what that means. The statement chandelier that highlights the impactful entrance of The Langley’s reception comprises 221 curved arms made in solid brass and hand finished in antique brass in Dernier & Hamlyn’s London factory. Each arm has been fitted with a handmade glass spear, each hand cut to form facets to either side to provide playful reference to the hotel’s setting as a former royal hunting ground.

blue walls and mosaic floors in The Langley with chandelier by Dernier & Hamlyn

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The fantastic chandelier made in Dernier & Hamlyn’s factory that adorns the hotel’s Drawing Room comprises hundreds of metres of swags of differing lengths, embellished with individually positioned hand cut crystal balls, fixed to a brass frame almost two metres high exuding luxury for this special part of the hotel. While the chandelier manufactured for the hotel’s private dining room is made of antique brass which has been fitted by hand with some 824 solid glass rods to express an undulating organic flow. Dernier & Hamlyn also made lighting for the hotel’s main bedrooms which was inspired by foliage in the hotel’s grounds and surrounding countryside with antique bronze leaves and porcelain English rosebuds.

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