Evening Times

LIGHT FANTASTIC

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Happold in creating commercial lighting.

He said: “It was a logical progressio­n – I’ve always enjoyed designing with light but appreciate the design of the light fitting, too.

“We stock a fully comprehens­ive range of the best lighting from the world’s best designers.

“As lighting experts, we are able to offer advice on lighting design and lighting control, helping our customers to use lighting to create something very different and unique to them.”

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR SHOP?

The store is still evolving. This week saw the launch of the new range of Diesel lighting.

I’ve always thought lighting was a “fashionabl­e” commodity. Designer Lights not only design for home interiors but also commercial and public spaces – that’s why getting the space at the Old Sheriff Court was so important. It’s the epicentre of interior design in Glasgow.

WHAT’S YOUR BESTSELLIN­G PRODUCT?

The Artemide Tolomeo desk light (£169) and the Flos K Tribe pendant (£210) are popular. However, the Foscarini Supernova pendant (£803) is the star.

IS THERE A HOT MUSTHAVE ITEM?

I’d like to say the Golden Artichoke, at £55,648. There are only 50 in the world! But in all seriousnes­s, people are becoming more interested in the effect they can create with lighting.

Floor standing lamps such for years and yet he never seems to try too hard.

HOW WOULD YOU SUM UP GLASGOW STYLE?

I think that Glasgow’s style is always evolving – it’s not as clichéd as some people suggest or think. Glaswegian­s aren’t afraid to try new things.

STYLE ACCORDING TO YOU?

It’s a case of function creates form. The object or space has to work first. Function plus form equals style.

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