Case Study: Flawless Italian Lighting in British Interiors
OFFICINA LUCE FOR PARK CRESCENT AND LANGHAM HOTEL, LONDON
Our agency has a rich history of delivering some of the finest Italian furniture and lighting to eminent design firms and interior projects in the UK. Most notably, we’ve been able to provide great experiences with Officina Luce, one of Italy’s top lighting brands currently making waves on the British Market.
After several residential projects completed with Taylor Howes, we were able to bring some more of Officina Luce’s style and glamour to high-end locations such as Park Crescent and the Langham Hotel in London
As usual, the challenge involved bespoke modifications on existing chandelier models and tight lead times. And, as expected, we are proud to describe these collaborations as highly successful and rewarding, where reputation is concerned.
We worked with 1508 London for their Park Crescent project, specifically the flagship show residence. It is London’s only Royal crescent, and it was designed by iconic architect John Nash. It was recently redesigned to hold twenty ultra-prime luxury apartments, with sizes varying from two to four-bedroom suites. The aesthetic challenge was combining Regency-era architecture with contemporary interiors, which 1508 London executed to perfection.
Adorned with Alexander Calder, Damien Hirst and Salvador Dali artworks in a Frieze-style décor delivery and a superb selection of custom and ready-made furniture pieces from some of the UK’s top manufacturers, the Park Crescent development stretches in front of eight acres of beautiful private residential gardens. It is truly a marvellous new set of luxury homes, adding yet more value to the London estate sector.
1508 London commissioned our agency to facilitate the modification, production and delivery of several Shade chandeliers from Officina Luce. Needless to say, our timely communication with the Italian lighting manufacturer and their exemplary performance allowed us to reach the delivery deadlines.
Another successful collaboration was the Infinity Suite project by Richmond Design International for London’s prestigious Langham Hotel. The Infinity Suite is the Langham’s second largest, and it recently underwent a partial renovation.
The design firm first contacted us on 9th June last year – the order focused on the now iconic Shade chandelier, with minor height modifications, for the front salon.
Deadlines were tight on this one, so we once again teamed up with Officina Luce’s Italian office in order to secure the bespoke chandelier’s timely delivery. The order left the factory on 4th August 2016 – at that time, the whole of Italy was basically shut down for the Ferragosto holiday season.
Officina Luce kept its doors open nonetheless, in order to fulfil the commitment to our client. Given the short time span between the refurbishing and the reopening of the Infinity Suite, Richmond Design International needed an elegant lighting solution that could be impeccably integrated into the new design.
The chandelier came with a stunning satin gold white finish, further adding a stylish contemporary note to a classy and refined Infinity Suite. The results speak for themselves.
We wear our projects as a badge of honour, and we take great pride not only in the brands that we represent in the UK, but also in the quality of our services. We put great value in our ability to provide our clients with a complete experience, from consultancy and material selection, all the way to design modification, manufacture and delivery.
Most importantly, it’s always a pleasure to provide the best experience when we are supported by stunning, yet time-conscious brands such as Officina Luce.
Following that philosophy, MSH Agency will proudly continue to represent our top Italian brands this year, not only in the UK but also in Milan this April. Officina Luce will be showcasing their latest designs at Euroluce, Europe’s most prominent lighting exhibition, an event which runs concurrently with Salone del Mobile.
Euroluce will cover an impressive exhibition space and will hold some of the leading lighting design brands in the world. The 29th mega lighting fair will feature some of the latest devices for indoor, outdoor and industrial lighting designs currently emerging on the market – it only made sense for Officina Luce to be present once more, and entrance visitors and design professionals with their glamorous and stylish contemporary lights.
A little background: Founded in Tuscany, Italy’s artisanal heart, Officina Luce specialises in decorative light fixtures that offer a contemporary and chic cosmopolitan style. With fast lead times and competitive technologies incorporated into its production process, the Italian lighting manufacturer is well-known for its flawless service and craftsmanship – making Officina Luce perfect for high end projects such as Park Crescent residential commissions and Langham Hotel’s Infinity Suite.
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