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Decorative Accessories: Metallic Finish for Furtho from Jalu

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Having caught up with Jalu in this month’s ‘Company Profile’, Hotel Designs had the chance to get a sneak peak at the company’s newest metallic finish to its ‘The Furtho’ outdoor lamps…

A new metallic paint finish to The Furtho was launched at the Independent Hotel Show 2017. A vibrant iridescent silver finish with contrasting silver flecks gives the lamp a stunning sheen and elevates it to a new level of elegance. The result is a sculptural piece that can stand out as a centre-piece in its own right, or be nestled amongst garden foliage. In both cases, the lamp will shine during the day and add a striking glow to eating, living and relaxing spaces as dusk falls.

The iridescent silver it just the start, we can work with a multitude of metallic colours and effects, to create beautiful and bespoke pieces to suit specific locations and branding. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

The Furtho was the launch collection from Jalu in Spring 2017. It comprises the outer lamp cast, and a separate fully wired inner luminaire with holder.

A more detailed specification:
• Height: 90cm
• Width at widest point: 39cm
• Approximate weight: Outer Cast 20kg, Internal Luminaire and Holder 9kg
• Voltage: 230V
• Wattage: 5W LED, max 10W
• 5W LED lamp (replaceable): allows switching between warm white (2700K), cool white (4000K) or daylight (6000K)
• Cable: 3.5m outdoor cable and 13A plug
• Protection: IP65, CE mark
• UV resistant: however, over time, slight fading and changes to surface colour may occur
• Suitable for swimming pool area ≥ Zone 2
• Country of origin: UK
• Price: £1,145 (excluding VAT) including delivery

+44(0) 1908 543094 // +44(0)7930506864
Unit 5, Furtho Manor Farm, Northampton Rd, Old Stratford, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK19 6NR
www.jalu.co.uk
juliet.kauffman@jalu.co.uk

Jalu - Outdoor Lighting

Company Profile: Outdoor lighting from Jalu

1000 666 Daniel Fountain

Officially launched earlier this year, and first seen at Clerkenwell Design Week, there’s a new player on the outdoor accessory scene – Jalu – bringing high-quality and stylish lighting to the UK market whilst offering designers and landscapers a truly unique product for outdoor spaces.

Hotel Designs editor Daniel Fountain sat down with the founders of the company – Alison Cavey and Juliet Kauffmann – to discuss the company’s origins, the product and their plans for the future…

2017 has been a monumental year for Juliet and Alison. Having previously worked together in innovation strategy consulting for more than 15 years, they tell me that after years of working with start-up companies and commercialising new technologies they wanted a piece of the action.

“We wanted to work in a completely different sector and to be able to focus on a product and get excited and passionate about it,” Alison tells me.

That decision led the duo to developing a range of striking, attractive outdoor lighting pieces that make up Jalu’s product range. “We travelled a lot for work and for pleasure to places like Australia and around the Mediterranean, where there is a fantastic outdoor-based lifestyle, and we thought we could bring a little more of that vibe to the UK,” Alison adds.

“The first idea we had was around outdoor lighting which is very traditional here in the UK. In Spain and Italy you can find some really interesting, contemporary pieces – but they’re not designed for the UK market. That was our starting point – making a product suited to this market, using innovative, British-based suppliers who are a big part of our operation,” Alison explains.

It’s taken the pair around 18 months to get the company to where it is today, and there has been a learning curve along that road; namely in finding the right materials to produce the pieces and going through some several early prototypes. The final method takes on a casting approach using a material called Jesmonite (named as one of the products of the year at this year’s London Design Week).

Looking at the pieces, it’s clear to see that it certainly is a durable material to work with. The beauty of the products, too, is given the vagaries of the British weather the finish does not fade and is entirely frost-proof. Being considerably lighter than stone and concrete also means the pieces are easy to move, making them ideal for ever-changing layouts for outdoor spaces. This forms part of Jalu’s adoption of a current design trend – ‘bringing the inside, out’ – which sees indoor living spaces extended to the outdoors.

Juliet explains: “We wanted to create a product that looks just as good outside or inside, and this adds to the flexibility of usage for our clients. There is also an extraordinary versatility in terms of colour and finish, so we can create completely bespoke products for the end user.

“We saw two key markets for these high-end, handmade pieces – we originally targeted working with interior designers, garden designers, landscapers to get access their clients. But we’ve always seen a strong opportunity to work with boutique hotels, restaurants, spas – clients that can make a real statement with Jalu products,” she adds.

So when do they see as the ideal time to get involved in the design process?

“We can come in at any time during a project – due to the versatility of the product, so if a client comes to us and they already have a colour scheme, we can fit in around that as best we can. But ideally, we would come in earlier. The important thing to remember is these lights are a statement, they’re a feature – they’re not designed to be hidden around a corner, or to light something else; they are meant to be part of the design, so the earlier they can be incorporated into the design process, the better for us. Not to mention there is the potential for customisation or completely bespoke designs,” Juliet says.

And, although they are designed to be portable, they can be hard-wired too – the pieces are mains-powered, entirely IP65 rated so perfect for outside provided the outdoor socket has a residual current device (RCD) on it, or goes through to an indoor socket.

“So we see it as a standalone item that you can just plug in like you would with any device. But with a loop-in, loop-out system they can be wired up together. In terms of practicality, these are large pieces that wouldn’t have worked with a small, solar bulb; they needed something a bit more substantial, so we use high-quality LED luminaires, which are obviously energy-efficient and should last you a long time,” Alison concludes.

So far, Alison and Juliet have received considerable positive feedback from the design world. And with more designs on the horizon, there is more to come from Jalu. Now up-and-running, the next step is to target independent and boutique hoteliers where the duo feel the product is perfectly suited.

You can see Juliet and Alison on the Jalu stand at the upcoming Independent Hotel Show on Stand 29. Be sure to stop by, the future is looking bright for this innovative and stylish product…

Photos: Daniel Fountain (Hotel Designs)

Holix Collection

Lighting Focus: Jalu launches innovative concept for outdoor lighting

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Jalu Ltd recently launched its first two collections of striking outdoor floor lamps.

Inspired by outdoor living products whilst working and travelling overseas, Alison Cavey and Juliet Kauffmann have spent the last 12 months “exploring a wide range of novel materials, production methods and designs in order to bring something fresh and exciting to the UK market”, says Juliet.

Jalu’s original designs provide both an object of beauty during the day and ambient light in the evening. Each lamp is hand cast to order in the UK from a novel and versatile material that is lighter than stone and lends itself to a wide range of colours and finishes, producing inherently beautiful and tactile lamps that are fully weatherproof and can be left out all year round.

The company has now unveiled its latest addition to the novel modular Holix Collection – a range of attractive interchangeable table tops that transform the outdoor floor lamps into a ‘table lamp’. Building on the inherent flexibility of this design concept, the existing lid is simply removed and replaced with the hexagonal table top. These new elements echo the aesthetics of the core lamp modules and are available in any of the company’s current palette, including finishes that ensure that each is individually unique. Available in range of heights from coffee table to bistro, the Holix Table Lamp provides both a striking focal point and a stylish piece of furniture for your outdoor entertaining space. Colour matching and bespoke commissions are also available.

Jalu designs are relevant to any setting: garden rooms, patios, terraces, pool sides and gardens. Available to order now, see www.jalu.co.uk.

For more information contact Juliet Kauffmann, director at Jalu Ltd:
juliet.kauffman@jalu.co.uk
+44(0) 1908 543094; +44(0)7930506864
www.jalu.co.uk

Holix floor lamps by Jalu

Product Spotlight: Holix floor lamps from Jalu

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Jalu Ltd has recently launched The Holix, its second collection of striking contemporary floor lamps – bringing a bold and original concept to the outdoor lighting market that combines attractive aesthetics with durability and functionality.

The Holix collection provides both an object of beauty during the day and ambient light in the evening, creating an enticing atmosphere through a combination of light, shape and texture. They make a contemporary statement in any setting: foyers, garden rooms, patios, courtyards, terraces, gardens and pools.

Holix lamp - Jalu

Holix lamp – Jalu

The Holix is stylish and versatile. Its modular design, comprising multiple hexagonal elements, means it can be assembled (and reassembled) in between one and four modules in a variety of configurations: with different heights (36-92cm), colour combinations (complementary or contrasting) and light patterns (regular or random).

The Holix has strong, clean lines and beautiful symmetry, and looks great when placed in clusters of different heights as a ‘family’. Each individual lamp is an original, hand cast to order in the UK by our skilled team of professionals from a novel and versatile material that is lighter than stone, but robust and weatherproof.

Holix lamp - JaluThe innovative material inherently protects against frost damage and impact making them a year-round feature, without compromising on style and producing inherently beautiful and tactile lamps.

Each lamp is made to the same exacting standards, yet has its own distinct character. Jalu floor lamps are available in a palette of complementary or contrasting colours and finishes, allowing clients to select the best match for a particular setting. They can be positioned to optimise visual impact as standalone features, or as multiple elements integrated within a design scheme. As freestanding units, they may be moved inside or out, to ring the changes.

Holix floor lamps from JaluSupplied with integrated LED luminaires, they are also energy efficient. All lamps are rated to IP65 and CE marked. We can also develop bespoke colours and finishes to suit a specific design to deliver truly unique and individual lamps.

Available to order now, see www.jalu.co.uk.

Jalu

Company Profile: Jalu – An innovative concept for outdoor lighting

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About Jalu Ltd
New business Jalu Ltd has recently launched its first two collections of striking contemporary floor lamps – bringing a bold and original concept to the outdoor lighting market.

Inspired by outdoor living design from overseas, Alison Cavey and Juliet Kauffmann formed the company in 2016 to create a range of innovative and high quality products for the UK. The last 12 months have been spent “exploring a wide range of novel materials, production methods and designs in order to bring something fresh to the hospitality marketplace”, says Juliet.

Current options for outdoor lighting are generally quite limited and are either: functional and minimalistic (e.g. lighting for pathways, drives, and key features); or decorative (e.g. floor lamps or hanging lampshades/chandeliers).

Options to deliver ambient lighting at the same time as providing a sophisticated design feature in its own right, taking pride of place within your design scheme, whilst being truly robust and weatherproof, are limited.

Holix lamp - Jalu

The Jalu team took a long hard look at what overseas designers were doing, but came to the conclusion that there remains scope for a range of contemporary outdoor lighting to reflect the needs and aspirations of the UK market. Hence the company has developed its first two collections to provide a combination of attractive aesthetics with durability and functionality to address the vagaries of UK weather. These first collections demonstrate the versatility of product design that can be achieved, with more concepts in the pipeline.

Jalu’s original floor lamp designs provide both an object of beauty during the day and ambient light in the evening, creating an enticing atmosphere through a combination of light, shape and texture. They make a contemporary statement in any setting: foyers, garden rooms, patios, courtyards, terraces, gardens and pool sides.

Jalu Products
Jalu has worked closely with its suppliers to optimise the design and finish quality of its products. Each lamp is hand cast to order in the UK from a novel and versatile material that is lighter than stone, but highly durable. Each lamp is made to the same exacting standards, yet has its own distinct character.

The material lends itself to a wide range of colours and finishes, producing inherently beautiful and tactile lamps and provides the opportunity to create pieces that are truly unique. As a result, Jalu is looking forward to working closely with designers and clients to develop bespoke lamps that fit precisely within an individual scheme or layout.

Holix lamp - Jalu

Holix lamp – Jalu

Jalu floor lamps are available in a palette of complementary or contrasting colours and finishes, allowing clients to select the best match for a particular setting. They can be positioned to optimise visual impact as standalone features, or as multiple elements integrated within a design scheme. As freestanding units, they may be moved inside or out, to ring the changes. Supplied with integrated LED luminaires, they are also energy efficient.

The Furtho Collection
The Furtho combines simplicity of design with elegant functionality – delivering artistry to living spaces. This eye-catching floor lamp provides a striking sculptural focal point, with the inherent ability – thanks to its distinctive ‘twist’ – to present different profiles. It looks equally dramatic in both natural light and when illuminated at night.

Each Furtho lamp stands 90cm tall, and is currently available in four stand colours (pictured in Serene Blue).

The Holix Collection
The Holix is flexible and fun, putting the client in control. Its modular design, comprising multiple hexagonal elements, means it can be arranged or ‘stacked’ in a variety of configurations: with different heights (36-92cm), colour combinations (complementary or contrasting) and light patterns (regular or random).

The Holix has strong, clean lines and beautiful symmetry, and looks great when placed in clusters of different heights as a ‘family’.

 

Available to order now, see www.jalu.co.uk.