Lighting is probably one of the most important aspects of good interior design, but in my experience it’s also the trickiest to source; whenever I decorate a room, I seem to spend ages hunting far and wide for something to match whatever look I’ve conjured up in my head, often to no avail. So, on a recent quest for the perfect filament bulbs for our kitchen, I was delighted to stumble across artisan lighting brand William & Watson.
William & Watson began life in 2014 and was the brainchild of Charlotte Martin, who originally hails from France but now lives in London. She and her business partners share a love for industrial design, and their products reflect the functionality, durability and beauty of engineered structures; in fact, Charlotte lists famous Roman aqueduct the Pont du Gard, whose soaring arches have stood in Provence for almost 2,000 years, among her inspirations.
The collection encompasses vintage-style bulbs in a huge variety of shapes and sizes – classic squirrel-cage designs, eye-catching diamonds, funky tubes – as well as LED equivalents which are just as stunning but guzzle far less energy. There’s also a range of ceiling roses, bulb holders and cables that you can mix and match to create your own bespoke lighting, plus desk lamps and cage lights with industrial influences.
It’s the kind of lighting that works brilliantly when hung in rows or clusters above worktops or dining tables, and you can vary shapes and drop lengths to create all sorts of interesting effects. The bulbs also look striking on their own, dangling low beside beds or chairs or even suspended from brackets and hooks. Some inspiration from around the web below…
If you like the look of William & Watson’s lovely products, Charlotte has kindly offered a 15% discount to readers of These Four Walls – just head over to williamandwatson.com and enter the promotion code ‘lovebulb’ when prompted at the checkout. The discount is valid until 30th November 2015.
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