Lights & Lighting

Dan Fox Filharmonica National Trust Cragside

National Trust Cragside LUX | Filharmonic + Factorylux

The LUX contemporary art exhibition – featuring Factorylux lighting – has been running all summer at the National Trust’s Cragside House. Cragside, near Rothbury in Northumbria, was the home of William Armstrong, Tyneside industrialist and arms manufacturer. Armstrong bought Cragside in the 1860s and it was adapted and improved over 15 years from 1869. The […]

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Craft Printing

Prelogram® Moleskine | Behind the scenes

Lots of people ask for information about how we make a Prelogram Moleskine. Here’s the whole process in six Vine videos. Stage 1 – a Linotype machine is used to typeset your words. As the keys on the Linotype machine are pressed, brass matrices drop from the magazines. Each chute in the magazine holds matrices […]

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The Interviews

Julia Cook jewellery

Julia Cook Simple Lights | Designed for Factorylux

Julia Cook is a goldsmith and jeweller renowned for her colourful nature-themed jewellery. She’s the founder of two successful jewellery businesses: Branch on the Park, a workshop and store in east London’s Victoria Park. And Blossoming branch, an online retailer. In 2010 Factorylux supplied the lighting for Branch on the Park – lighting which still looks […]

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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 […]

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Technology

Hue Lux | Factorylux | Halloween 2014

#Huelloween – Hue Lux lights in a pumpkin are controlled by the frequency of #Halloween activity on Twitter using IFTTT (‘If This Then That’) functionality to process the data and create the triggers. As always, our skilled technicians are working to BS EN 60598, though the pumpkins (and all vegetables) are not covered by the […]

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