Bathroom lighting can be the hardest category to source. Often the only room in the house with no natural light, your bathroom fixtures must be carefully considered to make the most of the space as well as your enjoyment of it. On top of this, finding lights that are both water-resistant and stylish can be particularly challenging. We acquired Davey Lighting back in 2010 in order to offer our customers the very best of bathroom-safe lighting. Handmade in Britain, Davey lights carry an internationally recognised IP rating of IP44+, so are water-resistant for use in shower rooms and bathrooms around the world.
As much relaxation spaces as practical spaces, bathrooms need two types of illumination: shadow-free task lighting for shaving and applying make-up, and ambient lighting for when you simply want to relax. Founded in the shipyards of nineteenth century London, today Davey is the UK's foremost manufacturer of marine-inspired lighting. Sitting beautifully alongside our Original BTC collections, Davey's archive of designs runs the gamut from classic box lights, industrial-style bulkheads and utilitarian ship's lights to glamorous Art Deco-style pillar lights.
One of the lighting world's most elegant silhouettes, the Pillar Light's sophisticated Art Deco lines belie its original maritime purpose. Part of Davey's repertoire for nearly one hundred years, the wall light was designed in the 1920s as a ship's saloon light. Today, Davey Pillar Lights can be found in the chicest of bathrooms, from the Firmdale Group hotels in the UK and US to The Hoxton, Paris. Add warmth with polished or weathered brass, or choose chrome for a cool, contemporary look. Mix metals for a laid-back, modern aesthetic, or match to your fixtures and fittings for a glamorous, tailored finish.
Most bathrooms will benefit from a central lighting source in the form of a ceiling light and a combination of practical, space saving wall lights, ideally controlled separately on dimmers so you can create different moods at the flick of a switch. Inspired by lights found in first class cabins and saloons on the great cruise ships of the 1920s, the Hampton's weathered brass swan arm and glass shade with bone china fitting perfectly captures Davey's simple elegance and attention to detail.
When choosing bathroom lighting, think not just about the overall lighting effect but the look of the fittings themselves. Bathrooms can often be austere and clinical, particularly if you've chosen white tiles as well as white units, so it's worth spending more on quality materials such as copper or bronze that can soften the look and add warmth, character and style. With their timeless, utilitarian styling the 7679 Well Glass and 7208 Double Well Glass Wall Lights are guaranteed to make a splash in period or contemporary bathrooms.
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