Factorylux enamel lamp shades and fittings were chosen for the dining room of the Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge. Tom runs the The Hand & Flowers pub in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, the first pub to be awarded two Michelin stars.
Tom’s new kitchen and dining room appeared in the ‘My Kitchen’ feature in the May 2013 issue of the BBC’s Good Food Magazine.
When Tom and his wife Beth bought their home it needed a lot of work doing to it. Asked about the lighting, Tom said “The lights along the table are from a company called Historic Lighting [the old name of Factorylux]. Beth really put a lot of effort into finding the right ones – industrial but also comfortable-looking. At night, the skylight is amazing and the house looks absolutely fantastic if you stand outside and look in. There are no streetlights here, so it gets very dark. The skylight becomes a mirror and the lit-up kitchen looks incredible. That was by complete mistake!”
The rebrand from Historic Lighting to Factorylux reflected a diversification into a broader range of lighting, but there’s still a complete commitment to quality and authenticity. All Factorylux enamel lamp shades are made in the UK: high quality steel is shaped from a flat disc and coated with genuine vitreous enamel. There is a video of the enamel lamp shades being made here.
Factorylux offers a huge range of compatible fittings and fixtures. The choice of interchangeable components caters for creativity rather than being stuck with someone else’s recipe. Creating lights using the enamel lamp shades is easy using the Factorylux Made for You lighting configurators.
Tom and Beth chose silver lighting chain and light bulb sockets with black braided fabric lighting cable to finish the look. The industrial feel of the shades is balanced with the warm glow of the small globe traditional filament bulbs. We agree with Tom when he says “Good lighting makes for a great environment to relax in.”
Images copyright of and courtesy of BBC Good Food Magazine.