Never underestimate the importance of light in your interior design scheme – getting it right can make the difference from a good space to a great space. From lighting to illuminate old masters to show-stopping chandeliers fit for a palace, these are some of the very best in British luxury to truly throw some light on the subject
Award-winning Cox London design and manufacture high-quality lighting from a thriving London workshop and studio. We love the Opus (below), a versatile task light that is utilitarian design at its very best.
If you're looking for seductive lighting in a dining area or cool exterior lighting for your outdoor space, Light IQ are the people to go to for really creative ways to unlock the creative potential of light.
Birgit Israel stocks an eclectic mix of furniture and accessories, both vintage and contemporary. This luxurious 1960s Bubble Glass Pendant (28cm high x 24cm wide), which is newly rewired and PAT tested, gets our vote.
The art of lighting
Using special high-colour rendition LED picture lights, TM Lighting is all about bringing art to life, and over the years has illuminated everything from collections in private residences to the National Portrait Gallery.
Inspired by the space helmet, Tom Dixon's bestselling Mirror Ball (£495) is created by exploding a thin layer of pure metal on to the internal surface of a polycarbonate globe. Dramatic, good-looking and functional.
Phillips & Wood
From discreet library lights to huge chandeliers fit for a palace, there are few challenges that defeat lighting experts Phillips & Wood. Made in steel with graduated glass beads this chandelier is a real show-stopper.
Anglepoise has joined forces with Paul Smith to create this special edition interpretation of the Anglepoise® Type75™ table lamp, designed by Sir Kenneth Grange (£149). Surely a design classic in the making.