BIID celebrates success of Interior Identities

On Thursday 16th June 2016, the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) hosted its fifth annual conference, entitled ‘Interior Identities’. Taking place at the magnificent Royal Geographical Society’s HQ in London, the conference attracted over 250 attendees from across the design spectrum, including BIID members, design professionals, academics, design students and media. This year’s programme […]

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The Urban Electric Co. Spotlight: Kensington

In designing The Urban Electric Co.’s newest fixture, the Kensington, creative director Michael Amato was heavily inspired by London history. Following a passion for the city’s past, Michael came across a news article celebrating the 150th anniversary of the world-famous transit system. He was awed by a series of globe lights he saw in an […]

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The Urban Electric Co. Custom Work Spotlight: Oro Bianco

The Urban Electric Co. understands that the ability to customize product to fit the needs of a specific project is key for many interior designers. That’s why the company offers one of a kind designed, expertly engineered and hand crafted custom product capabilities to reconfigure the brand’s own collection or realize a designer’s unique vision. […]

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Sponsor Spotlight: Urban Electric on the Importance of Craftsmanship in Design

Since its founding, The Urban Electric Co. has put a focus on uncompromising craftsmanship with fixtures constructed of the finest materials at their workshop in Charleston, South Carolina. It was the vision of the company founder, Dave Dawson, to create a modern interpretation of a traditional apprentice to master craftsmen program that gives the artisans a path […]

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Headline Partner Spotlight: Urban Electric Company and Taylor Howes

The Urban Electric Co. collaborated with London-based interior design firm Taylor Howes to design an eclectic lighting collection. Inspired heavily by the historical and contemporary factors that shape London’s architecture and lifestyle, the collection takes cues from fashion and jewelry design in its superb craftsmanship and materials. The collaboration initiated through a mutual passion between […]

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Partner Spotlight: Urban Electric Company

Michael Amato, creative director at The Urban Electric Co., believes the adventure is worthwhile. When developing his 2016 lighting collection for the brand, he relied heavily on inspiration gathered from global travel. The resulting aesthetic is a robust range of distinctive bench-made lighting fixtures that bring a fresh perspective to the existing assortment. Evidence of […]

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Headline Partner announced! The Urban Electric Company

Today we are delighted to announce that The Urban Electric Company is the Headline Partner for the BIID Conference 2016. Established in 2003, The Urban Electric Co. began as a small lantern studio and has since grown into an international design brand, offering distinctive lighting fixtures. Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, the company services an […]

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