CTO Lighting are well known within the design cognoscenti as a luxury contemporary lighting company, whose designs grace the interiors of iconic landmarks and interior designed houses in the world’s major cities.
A London-based company, with a showroom in a Georgian building in Islington, Chris and Clare Turner set up their business in 1998 to fill a gap in the market for a more modern, sophisticated luxury which could be manufactured in the UK and allow for total control of quality and craftsmanship.
Chris says “the aim of our brand is to produce lighting of refined modernity with a decidedly luxury edge for the most sophisticated interiors. We use the best craftsmen and artisans who hand finish the noble’ materials we use.”
The solid brass and bronze metalwork is meticulously sculpted and teamed with glass that has been through several processes to achieve its ethereal quality. Marble and alabaster are designed and sculpted in modern forms which showcase the beauty of the material. The statement lights produce a warm, ambient glow which sets a mood of sophistication and elegance.
With a passion for British manufacturing, CTO believe in investing in artisans and skills that can set them apart where experimentation and design are a top priority. There is a longevity to CTO Lights, the design and manufacturing process is never rushed, always considered and lasts beyond any fleeting trends. Quality never dates.
CTO Lighting’s products are also behind a number of high-profile establishments such as Marcus Wareing’s The Gilbert Scott, Andre Balazs Chiltern Firehouse, The Dorchester, Rosewood London, Harrods and Selfridges.
In addition to their in-house range, they offer a bespoke service where they work to the same exacting high standards within the commercial interiors sector collaborating with international designers such as David Collins Studio, Philip Starck and Fiona Barratt Interiors on projects worldwide.