Bespoke lighting manufacturer Dernier & Hamlyn has moved to new, premium premises in Chessington that incorporate a state-of-the-art studio where clients can work with the company’s design team to progress their lighting designs from concept to reality.

Significant investment is also being made in manufacturing and finishing capabilities and other technology to ensure that the company’s reputation for the highest-quality lighting is maintained and improved.

Experienced experts who previously worked for Dernier & Hamlyn are still part of the team – including head of production Mark Pye, project manager Lyn Newcombe and design manager Adam Coare – while strategic and operational management of the company will be enhanced with the appointment of Michael Mulhall as director of sales. Michael was previously head of major projects for Dernier & Hamlyn’s new owner NVC Lighting UK, where he oversaw large lighting programmes for hospitality and luxury residential clients.

Michael says: “We were attracted to Dernier & Hamlyn by the strength of its brand and reputation in the lighting industry. Feedback from our research with designers and others has shown that the quality of the products manufactured was second-to-none, but there have been frustrations in the past with lead times and flexibility of delivery, which we are addressing with our more collaborative approach.”

Dernier & Hamlyn will operate as a totally autonomous company, but one that is part of a global organisation which made sales of more than $600m in 2019, giving the company access to varied complementary technical, engineering and design resources.