From set dressing to high-output stage fixtures, lighting can play a crucial role across the performance arts. We’re adept at working with creative agencies to produce lighting for varied media. With credits ranging from stage to screen (both big and little), we have the experience and versatility to provide a mixture of decorative and functional fixtures.
Martin Scorsese’s 2011 film Hugo boasts distinctive art direction. Most of the action centres around the Gare Montparnasse railway station in Paris. The industrial areas in which the eponymous Hugo resides and their elegant facades knit together to create a set that feels authentic. When Martin Scorsese approached the then sole trader Stanley Wilson (Urban Cottage Industries founder) to produce bespoke lighting, it marked a pivotal moment for his fledgling enterprise. Meeting with Scorsese's team, Stan designed and manufactured a range of lighting for the film. To this day, we maintain a flexible and adaptable approach which allows us to tackle media projects of all scales.
Chris Evans’ signature show TFI Friday made a triumphant return in 2015 for a ten episode stint. Once again, the show offered the fun, frolics and celebrity interviews which made it a fan favourite and Friday evening staple. As with the content itself, the set had a somewhat unstructured feel. Taking advantage of our versatile range, the shows art directors visited the factory to create a series of bespoke wall lights and pendants. From miniature enamel pendants to industrial swan necks, the team put together an eclectic ensemble. The TFI commission transpired rapidly and timescales were tight. Fortunately, we operate flexible manufacturing to meet even the most punishing deadlines.