At Alexandra Kidd Design, we love lighting! I truly believe that the secret to a well-resolved interior lies in the lighting layout and the selection of fittings. We design interiors that are based around flexibility, so
a room can be transformed and a mood can be created by the flick of a switch or the click of a finger (literally).
The lighting industry in Australia has changed dramatically in the past decade. Historically, when local designers and manufacturers were still in the dark, we would source all of our lighting from Europe or the United States. This came with significant challenges with fixtures, fittings and wattages differing from country to country, not to mention the conversion to Australian dollars, shipping logistics, insurance and a contributing carbon footprint. Needless to say, lighting has been tricky to specify and a nightmare for electricians to install.
However, in recent years we have happily seen the emergence of local lighting designers such as Melbourne-based Christopher Boots and suppliers such as Sydney-based Catapult who are representing very talented Australian designs. The craftsmanship is local and the results are beautiful. It is wonderful to finally see so many illuminated talented Aussie designers and we are thrilled to be able to source and specify their pieces in our projects.
Here, we shine the spotlight on a few of our favourite Australian lighting designers.