Dernier & Hamlyn recently demonstrated a wide range of its craftsmen’s skills with the production of a bespoke lighting collection, manufactured to Fox Linton designs for The Wellesley, the new townhouse hotel in Knightsbridge, London. The building has been beautifully restored with a combination of its 1920s history and contemporary style. With 36 rooms and suites, it also boasts a Cigar Lounge and Terrace, The Crystal Bar, The Oval Restaurant and a Jazz Room that complements the building’s musical heritage. The fittings produced by Dernier & Hamlyn can be seen throughout the hotel’s public areas. They include a large circular chandelier dressed with stunning blue glass along with wall lights fitted with LED’s made to replicate cigars for the Humidor Lounge, a 2m square chandelier for the Crystal Bar that is fitted with tiers of hundreds of faceted crystal beads, six crystal chandeliers for the Colonnade Lobby, a 1500mm diameter chandelier in the Oval Restaurant fitted with rods and solid glass balls and a large circular chandelier dressed with clear glass for the Jazz Lounge.
Dernier & Hamlyn also manufactured almost 150 table lamps and floor standards that are in the bedrooms and public and for the portico, ceiling and wall lights in an octagonal art deco style with antique bronze finish metal frames and opaque white glass shades. Externally large external bronze lanterns that feature on the front wall and a magnificent lantern fixed to a solid iron hand cast frame almost 2.5m wide weighing in at some 200kg that graces the front of the hotel were also produced.
Dernier & Hamlyn’s sister companies Louis Montrose and Tindle Lighting were also involved in this project. Louis Montrose was responsible for production of a bespoke screen decorated with crystal that can be seen in The Wellesley’s Jazz room whilst Tindle supplied picture lights that have installed throughout the corridors of the building.
Dennis Irvine, director at Fox Linton Associates comments:
“We have worked with Dernier & Hamlyn on numerous hotel projects and call on them whenever we want unique fittings that respond appropriately to our design briefs. Their vast knowledge, their meticulous way of working combined with their helpful, consultative approach is invaluable to us and our clients.”
Dernier & Hamlyn’s joint managing director Jeremy Quantrill adds:
“This was a complicated but highly engaging project that tested our skills and required the various companies within the Dernier & Hamlyn group to contribute their own specialist skills, ultimately resulting in a beautiful, unique lighting collection that showcases our expertise.”