With a foot in both Cornwall and London, great design, sustainability, and the sea is never far from mind for The Soho Lighting Company. The company is launching an innovative sustainable lighting range, ‘The Ocean Collection’, which works towards ridding our oceans of plastics whilst delivering high end interior lighting.
For Lee Lovett, Founder of The Soho Lighting Company, an obsession with beautiful lighting and accessories grew from years spent as an interior designer and period renovation consultant on numerous London and home county projects.
The company was born from a desire to have more choice when it came to period lighting whilst still maintaining a blend of authenticity, quality, and finish. This led Lee and her team to design and create their own range of timeless lighting products, in an array of beautiful finishes and materials.
Today, this proudly British brand meticulously and ethically sources high quality traditional materials from the UK and around the world. They design in London then manufacture, handcraft and hand finish from their workshop in Cornwall. Lee says: “There is a wealth of artisan talent in Cornwall from metal to ceramic workshops and a passion for sustainable creativity. With a 4000-year heritage of metal mining and working we have a great network of local artisans involved in our business.’’
“Our company continues to embrace its London heritage and design roots, and together with our Cornish craftsmanship we bring the best of British to our customers.”
For The Soho Lighting Company, sustainability has been part of its mission from the outset, with the company striving to eliminate all plastics from packaging by 2024 and working closely with their supplier partners to help them achieve the same.
‘The Ocean Collection’, is a pioneering collection of lighting boasting a variety of stylish, contemporary pendant lights. This luxury lighting is created using old, recycled plastics and discarded fishing nets provided by Fishy FilamentsTM. Each pendant design is brought to life through 3D printing using this inspired recycled material and printed to order.
Fishy FilamentsTM was founded in Cornwall and recycles used fishing nets and waste netting, transforming it into engineering grade filament to be used to make commercially viable products via 3D printing. Now that there is value in old netting, fishermen are no longer discarding nets into the sea and are actively retrieving old nets from our oceans.
Lee continues: “This fabulous sustainable concept from Fishy FilamentsTM, and other recycled plastic materials has enabled us to
create beautiful, stylish pendants to adorn and light luxury interiors whilst helping to protect our diminishing ocean sea life.”
This collection will be launching live from The Selfridges Corner Shop, Oxford Street, London on April 4th 2022 and will be available for purchase throughout April.
The Soho Lighting Company produces beautiful lights and exquisitely designed switches and sockets. They also provide Ultra – efficient LED, Edison style bulbs and high CRI (colour render index) bulbs and downlights. Their bulbs are stylish, efficient, and kind to the planet, and the high CRI level lighting provides one of the closest representations of daylight available in the UK market. High CRI brings huge benefits for mental health and tasks requiring clarity of light – such as cooking, writing, painting, and mirror lighting.
LIA accredited; this company is passionate about creating inspirationally lit spaces whilst striving to protect the world we live in.
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