An eye-catching ceiling light is a clever way to introduce decorative art into a room and those who favour a clean, contemporary style should find much to love at Cameron Design House.
This London-based lighting specialist creates giant, glamorous, handcrafted pieces with a sculptural elegance that meld Nordic-style sleekness with British craftsmanship. The seeming simplicity of the fixtures hides an intricate design structure. “We work hard to hide all the electrical elements, allowing a sculptural aesthetic to be the focus,” says founder Ian Cameron. Each light is custom-sized and configured to suit its location.
“I draw inspiration from sci-fi films, nature and brutalism,” adds Cameron. The revolutions of the moon inspired Salo Lunar (£11,916), with angled, concentric rings emitting light through individually-cut and hand-laid crystal diffusers. A similar approach is taken in Salo Elama (£14,400), with its echoes of art-deco glamour.
Graduated, descending concentric circles reference historic Venetian waterfall chandeliers in Aura Taso (£14,400). Hand-laid with dimmable LEDs, the light has adjustable suspension cables to allow the configuration to be personalised. It looks stunning as the focal point of a room, while Vassa (£10,800), with its horizontal spread of graduated rings, evenly spaced either side of a central ring, works well hung above a table.
The slender, geometric form of Vesanto (£8,700) offers a clean-limbed look for contemporary spaces, while Helmi (£18,000) – meaning “pearl” in Finnish – corrals handblown glass forms within 24ct gold-plated nets. The “pearls” are available in various colours and internally lit with LED filament bulbs. As Cameron puts it: “Light naturally draws the eye, so what holds that light should always be visually stunning.”
(Installation of the lighting is carried out by a client’s decorator or lighting specialist who can call on the company’s global site supervision service for advice.)