Holloways of Ludlow to Showcase Student Finalist Lighting Designs

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Holloways of Ludlow are delighted to showcase, in their contemporary lighting showroom during the month of March 2015, five finalist lighting designs from the highly acclaimed 2014 ‘Delight in Light’ national student competition, organised by the Lighting Industry Association.

The student finalist designs will be displayed in the window of Holloways of Ludlow’s contemporary showroom, located at 115 Shepherds Bush Road and forms part of a series of events for Holloways of Ludlow’s 30th Anniversary, celebrating three decades of supplying beautiful fixtures and fittings for the home. Support of the finalist student designers reflects owner Mark Holloway’s personal passion and commitment to supporting talented young British designers as each of the finalist designs will be also profiled on the Holloways of Ludlow website and be available to buy in-store during the period of display.

Alison Smith, a BA (Hons) Decorative Arts student from Nottingham Trent University succeeded in becoming one of the final four designers with her ‘Geometric Pendants design. Her striking pendants are a unique range that has been designed for bespoke city interiors, which support the current geometric trends. The lights have been inspired by the concept of perspective from exterior architecture, and how structure and form play an extremely important role through city buildings. They are ideally displayed as cluster of 5 and are a focal piece to be admired throughout public spaces – portraying beauty, power and strength within the design.

Contemporary Crafts Graduate, Becky Creed from Falmouth University turned the judge’s heads with her hand-made Turned Paper Lighting’ collection of lighting solutions made from paper and cardboard. Becky used hundreds of sheets of recycled and hand dyed paper, which is layered and laminated resulting in a solid material, that could be shaped and turned into unique, colourful pendant lights or lamp bases. Becky’s use of recycled materials replaces what would commonly be wood, metal, plastic or ceramic in the lighting industry. Prices of the collection ranges from £85.00-£295.00.

Kate Caven’s striking design also caught the eye of the on-line voters and judging panel, with her aesthetically pleasing mood light Fortryllet. A BA (Hons) Product Design Student from Edinburgh Napier University, Kate created the design using sand blasted acrylic components and arranged them in a 360-degree traditional lamp form. Fortryllet provides the user with a positive experience through the use of the colours and the hidden story seen within the eight beautifully intricate scenes that are linked together with three easy to assemble clips.

Andrea Vargas an MA Art and Design Practice Student from Bucks New University will present her ‘Corde’ chandelier within Holloways of Ludlow’s showroom window. The design, made from an upcycled climbing rope, is a new playful spin on a traditional chandelier. This sustainable, bold-coloured design that has been made from a rope that has been cut and had wire inserted in it before being hardened to the desired chandelier-inspired shape will fit in any indoor space that is looking for a statement light with a warm & bright personality – what’s more this eye-catching design features 5 LED bulbs that will last an incredible15,000 hours!

Finally, Oliver Hammond, a BA Furniture and Product Design student from Nottingham Trent University will display his contemporary table lamp design Mantis’ which uses a clever tie-off system on the cord to provide variable angles of light dependent on the task or atmosphere. Inspired by modern architecture the Mantis lamp has a textured surface with a contrasting walnut and brass structure.



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