Scarlett Hampton, lights & lamps
@lightsandlampsdotcom ‘My business partner, Niki Wright, and I met several years ago, when I was a homewares buyer and he had a lighting supply company. We got on well and eventually I moved over to working with him, supplying lights for big retail companies. During the pandemic, when the high street was in a difficult place, we decided to launch our own brand, selling online and pulling together the experience, knowledge and ideas we’d collected over the years.
‘Our main aim was to make beautiful lights using really good quality materials, keeping our prices reasonable as we could do everything in-house. Now I love having the freedom to design, develop and create whatever we want, reacting to trends, problems and suggestions really quickly. ‘Niki and I never stop talking about lighting (something we realise probably makes us very boring!) and there are so many things I’m proud of – from finalising our first collection, launching the website and receiving our first orders, to winning design awards and getting positive comments from our customers. ‘There’s always something new on the horizon for Lights&lamps. We have a couple of exciting design collaborations coming up, and are currently planning our first pop-up shop to coincide with London Design Week.
‘It’s difficult picking a favourite product, but our Ardini table and floor lamps really showcase what we’re about. They’re elegant and simple, yet hold so much detail in the luxurious Spanish marble base, the aged brass stem and the scalloped handwoven rattan shade. As lights go, they have it all! Lightsandlamps.com