Lights & Lighting

Product with made in England origin marking

Origin Marking Made Simple & Transparent | Factorylux

The first part of this post looked at the legal and practical issues in relation to origin marking. This shorter (and hopefully easier to digest) post explains what the four origin statements we’re rolling out for all Factorylux products. Country of origin information is not provided for patriotic reasons, but to be transparent about where products […]

Continue Reading

Craft Printing

Filament Bulb Postcards | Writtle College + Prelogram

Factorylux is supplying the lighting for Writtle College’s entry for the Young Gardeners of the Year competition 2015. Students from six of the UK’s top horticultural colleges are building show gardens for the Ideal Home Show which is at London’s Olympia from 20th March to 6th April 2015. The Prelogram craft print team have created […]

Continue Reading

The Interviews

Out Of The Dark Came Forth Sweetness | Prelogram Valentine’s Cards

The design and colourway for Prelogram’s Valentine’s card has been curated by super-cool furniture restorers and up-cyclers Jade & Jay Blades. Jade & Jay – founders of the charitable social enterprise Out of the Dark – chose the ‘Lovehearts’ design and a light, pastel green for the cards. In addition to producing acclaimed furniture, Out Of […]

Continue Reading

Films

A steel light shade being made

Making Factorylux Light Shades

Factorylux light shades are made entirely in the UK by skilled engineers. The five minute film (30 second version here) shows Factorylux Coolicon shades being hand crafted from steel and vitreous enamel. The raw material for the shades is high quality low carbon steel (or pure copper for the copper shades) which is cut into […]

Continue Reading

Technology

sonic shades

Factorylux Christmas Carols | #SonicShades

Earlier in the year Factorylux asked composer and musician Tom Parkinson to capture the sounds of Factorylux shades. As well sampling the shades to compose two original pieces, Tom has used the samples to play Christmas carols. There are nine carols in the series and we are releasing them here in the run up to […]

Continue Reading