Copper & Silk is our Supplier Of The Week, 16 – 22 May 2016.
As a manufacturer and lighting design company, they focus on elegant materials such as brass, silk and fired glass. From lampshades to lighting, they source their materials in the UK and hand make their luxurious silk lampshades in London.
We caught up with the team ahead of Clerkenwell Design Week, where they will be exhibiting at Detail, stand D4, to find out more…
You hand make your products in London – tell us more…
Copper & Silk are one of the few lighting and lampshade manufacturing still producing all their designs within the UK. We have an expert team at our studio in London NW10, with skills ranging from wire work, to large scale bespoke projects and hand pleating our custom lampshades.
Because we make to order, and make all our shades in-house, we can offer over 70,000 different combinations of fabric, size and shape, to give our clients exactly what they’re looking for.
What was the latest project your designs were used in?
Our most recent projects include a series of giant lampshades for John Lewis in Manchester, and bespoke mesh lanterns for Busaba Eathai in Birmingham. On both occasions, we were briefed by the project’s expert team of interior designers, and charged to create lighting to their specifications, within a strict lead time.
What’s new for 2016?
This May we are proud to announce there will be three new additions to our range.
Firstly, there is the Kew decorative lighting collection, consisting of a chandelier and wall light, inspired by botanical forms. This is our most ornate lighting collection to date, using metalwork techniques to create petal-like structures.
We also introduce a Monochrome colour-way for our bold Modern Ikat collection, collaborating with renowned textile designer Ptolemy Mann, and finally, a range of block-print inspired linens designed by our Creative Director, Daniel Fosbery.
You’re at CDW 2016 – what can we expect to see at the Copper & Silk stand?
We’ll be showing the new collections, as well as some of our most popular lights at CDW 2016, at the Detail exhibition at The Order of St John, Stand D4.