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A Garden Breeze

Prize(s) Winners in Designer/Custom Lighting
Company Nulty Bespoke
Lead Designers Alex Craig
Other Designer's names Nicola Rance
Client Walpole and Northacre
Photo Credits Luxury Marketing House
Other Credits Interior Designer - Oliver Burns
Completion Date 10 November 2022
Project Location London, UK
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Entry Description

A Garden Breeze was created for The House of Walpole at No. 1 Palace Street, a beautifully conceived apartment from Northacre and Walpole that showcases British luxury within a one-off residence designed entirely by Oliver Burns.

Situated in the hallway of the elegant apartment, the luminaire was designed to bring depth, movement, and visual interest to the high-end interior scheme. The playful centrepiece is an abstract depiction of the flora and fauna in the palace gardens and comprises hand-pulled glass butterflies, dragonflies, and mulberry leaves in a delicate tapered arrangement.

The commission saw the team experiment with clear, coloured, and opaque effects to reference the vibrancy of nature. Some of the sculptured glass elements feature speckled brown and champagne pigment, while others are clear. A juxtaposition of crackled and non-crackled finishes adds further visual complexity to the piece.

The free-flowing composition of the installation was achieved using ultra-minimalist stainless-steel cables that create the illusion that each butterfly, dragonfly, and leaf is floating in the air. The glass designs have been suspended at varying lengths to form an oscillating effect and to draw the gaze along the piece.
Sustainability Approach

A Garden Breeze is a timeless luminaire and was handcrafted using the finest materials to create an exceptional, one-of-a-kind piece. The delicate hand-pulled glass components were individually crafted by highly skilled artisans in Stourbridge, the glass-making centre of England.

Company Description

Nulty is an independent lighting design consultancy working with some of the world’s foremost architects and interior designers. Founded in the UK over 11 years ago, the practice works on projects all over the globe and has studios in London, Dubai, Miami, Bangkok and Pune. The award-winning team delivers architectural lighting design at every scale, working on city-wide masterplans, public realm schemes, and hospitality, retail, commercial and residential projects.