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A Chandelier of Golden Raindrops

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We were invited to St Petersburg for this commission. One of Russia’s leading gas companies wanted  a spectacular lighting display installed in the VIP Reception of their new Head Office. Not their main Reception, but a special one for VIPs only! The brief was short and to the point: Design and create an organic chandelier that looks like rainfall. Okay – we can do that! Don’t let anyone ever tell Read More

Banqueting under Tudor lights

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Although probably better known for installing large, impressive lighting displays in luxury hotels and historical buildings, Inspired by Design have also earned a commendable reputation for creating sympathetic lighting for private residences. And this one, based just outside Reading in Berkshire, was no exception. The client wanted us to design, construct and install five light fittings within their faux Tudor house. Four of them were for the main area of Read More

Bespoke lighting for Cocoa Restaurant, Dubai

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It was a sweet treat for us, creating a brand new lighting scheme for Cocoa Restaurant in Dubai. A new restaurant, its interior was designed to give an old fashioned maritime impression, so naturally the lighting needed to reflect that old world feel. There were three main elements to the brief. Firstly, they wanted some old fashioned theatre-style spotlights on tracks. These can then be adjusted and positioned to spotlight Read More

Starry, starry night in ceiling lights

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When you get a call from a client on behalf of a VIP in the UAE asking for your specialist lighting services, you jump on the case immediately. Naturally, we act promptly for all our clients, but when you’re dealing with this level of dignitary the need was to act fast. Anonymity is also important here, but the story of the project is ours to share with you! The brief Read More

Adding a Modern Twist

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The challenge was to create a lighting centrepiece for the £3.5m refurbishment of a historic building in Northern Ireland. The Custom House, was built in 1874 to collect tax from ships arriving at the port of Londonderry. It survived a number of bombings during the height of “The Troubles” in the 1970s and when refurbishments began in March 2010, it was little more than a shell. Plans had been drawn Read More

More Than Just a Quick Flush

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Inspired By Design recently collaborated with two of the UK’s leading casino houses. Armed with clever lighting plans, hand-woven silk shades and a sea of bespoke crystal we helped to create a very stylish and contemporary glamour. The film Casino Royale, which launched in 2006, has helped to inject that much needed ‘James Bond’ excitement and allure back into the gambling business. After all, when you think of a casino Read More

The Buddha Bar. Knightsbridge

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How do you create a pair 6.5 metre mythical creature with just steel cables and crystals? Let Inspired By Design show you how. Armed with a brief to design and produce a pair of delicately handcrafted crystal Chinese Dragons, Inspired By Design immediately rose to the challenge. These dramatic lighting installations were developed by Simon Shuck of IBD, Inspired By Design. These extravagant Chinese Dragons were destined for Buddha-Bar, in Knightsbridge which is currently hailed as London’s Read More