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 UECo. and Taylor Howes for distinctive design, excellent quality and the shared ethos that the design process should be a creative journey that is seamless and enjoyable. The lights were designed to fill a gap in the market recognized by Taylor Howes, intending to provide designers with transformative lights that achieve different moods.
The lights in the collection include the scalloped ‘Betty’ chandelier, where a translucent antique mirror glass diffuser complements a beautifully crafted ornate fish scale frame. The scheme is continued in the ‘Jane’, a wall sconce which features faceted glass strips and a fully functioning latch mechanism reminiscent of an elegant cuff.
With its circular lens, the ‘Charlotte’ wall light is without a doubt the most contemporary of the collection. Reminiscent of the industrial age the light has been given a sophisticated twist through the polished metal ring and faceted accents.
Finally, the crown jewel is the ‘Karen’ lantern. Hexagonal in shape the lantern features a black lacquer frame that is complemented by sleek geometric finial and a stunning faceted glass inset.
Karen Howes is the driving force and inspiration behind the impressive team at Taylor Howes Designs, an international firm that found its niche offering comprehensive design to private clients, property developers and hoteliers. Acclaimed as one of the Andrew Martin’s Designers of the Year, and renowned for its approachability, the firm has become one of the most successful companies in its field. This is Taylor Howes’ first collection of product.
Find out more about The Urban Electric Company’s products and philosophy here.