It has been a year full of new designs, divas and dramatic lighting schemes for Franklite, not to mention a few awards gathered along the way. Pauline Brettell reflects…
Franklite can look back on 2021 with pride, as amongst its achievements this year, it can list three prestigious awards along with the successful launch of new and innovative product ranges.
Starting the run of success with scooping up the Artistic Award at the Society of Light and Lighting’s Ready Steady Light 2021, the 14 other companies were clearly no match for the Franklite team. Held at Rose Bruford College, the company was tasked to illuminate a specific area of the campus, and not being one to hide its light under a bushel, it lit the way and won the day.
Later in the year, after being shortlisted in two categories for our very own Brit List Awards – Best in Tech, and Best in British Product Design, Franklite won the Best in Tech award for its latest development in LED technology, the L11 tuneable white light engine.
Over the last several months, Franklite has worked tirelessly to design ranges of products that are not only functional and efficient, but also beautiful and creative. In continuation of the well received Catalogue 26, new product ranges each with their own variations, have been added to the Catalogue 26 supplement.
The Diva range is exactly that, extravagant! Chrome finish fittings surrounded by rectangular crystals with a mass display of crystal glass spheres as a base. This magnificent range includes 11, 15 and 20 light fittings and matching wall bracket. When lit, the colour temperature and reflection of the lamps creates very distinctive ambiences.
Continuing with new designs, the large scale chrome finish fittings with a multitude of smoked and patterned clear glass spheres in varying sizes makes the Array a truly stunning centre piece. Available in 29 and 47 light fittings.
Along with new designs, existing ranges were added to. New designs can be seen amongst the brands most popular ranges; the Taper, Perdita, Philly and Wisteria, all providing customers with more product choices. The Taper range now includes wall brackets, floor and table lamps. A phenomenal 21 light, spanning 1.2m in length has been added to the Wisteria range.
Ending the year off with a bang, Franklite received Best Retail Decorative Lighting Manufacturer 2021 at the fourth consecutive Southern Enterprise Awards hosted by SME News. With all the hard work and dedication of the team at Franklite having been both recognised and rewarded, we are excited to see what the brand has in store for the industry in 2022.
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