For some, 27 years is a cornerstone similar to 21. You’re leaving the old, naive ‘you’ behind and embracing the world as a fully fledged adult. The problem is, most of us carry on as before (learning, laughing, crying…) so 27 is ‘adulthood mark two’ – leaving the twenteens behind and heading towards the big, established, grown up 3-0.
Lighting experts Holloways of Ludlow are in just this situation, reaching 27 established and successful years in the business and are going all out to celebrate.
To recognise the quasi landmark, the company is launching a brand new Holloways of Ludlow website and offering a 27% online discount on 27 items chosen by owner Mark Holloway. He’s also taking an exclusive 15% off his stunning swan chandeliers to all mydeco readers who quote ‘mydeco’ in his stores (see below).
mydeco caught up with Mark at his Brook Green showroom in west London to find out his top five favourite Holloways of Ludlow lighting designs.
1. Galvanised Exterior Wall Light
Mark says: ‘This design has been around for 100 years – it’s an absolute classic. The combination of form and function means it can cope with the worst of the British weather. It is not clever but it does its job in an understated way – it’s just so utilitarian and it’s my favourite.’
The Galvanised Exterior Wall Light proves that industrial and functional do not have to mean ugly. Holloways of Ludlow offer this British-made simple and sleek design in black, clear and frosted glass.
2. Crystal Ball Pendant Light
Coming in three different sizes, this beautiful Crystal Ball Pendant Light has hundreds of sparkling crystal drops which create a mesmerising diamond effect when doused in light.
M: ‘This is glamorous and very versatile for use in hallways, landings and living rooms. This pendant light is a big, impressive piece and offers a lot of light for your money.’
3. Hector Ceramic Wall Light
27% off until September 30 – £66.07 (was £90.50)
The Hector Ceramic Wall Lights have a smart office vibe about them. A sophisticated update of a familiar design, it has a matching flex and an integral switch on the ceramic back-plate.
M: ‘This light is made by a British designer. It’s light in weight and very versatile so it’s good for living rooms and ideal for under lighting in offices. lt’s an achingly simple design and that’s why I like it.’
4. The Rise & Fall Light
M: ‘This is an absolute classic French design. It has more of a country look than a city vibe, and it’s great for dining rooms and kitchen islands – during the day it can be adjusted to go up high to light preparation areas for food and if you’re entertaining or having dinner parties you can move the light up or down to change the mood in the room.’
The Rise & Fall Light is available in 20 different colours.
5. The Swan Chandelier
This extravagant, quirky but highly elegant 18-light chandelier is only available to purchase from Holloways of Ludlow showrooms. The design is inspired by the graceful necks and heads of swans and comes in three colours and two different sizes.
M: ‘It’s stunningly beautiful. Just glam, glam, glam. An amazing centre piece, perfect for large reception rooms, dining and sitting rooms. It comes in white, red and gold but I think the white is stunning.’
See more lighting designs from Holloways of Ludlow, and their bathroom and kitchen fixtures and fittings.
*Swan Chandelier not available online – see the Holloways of Ludlow website for store and showroom details. Offer ends at the discretion of Mark Holloway and is subject to availability.
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