Paul Nulty Lighting Design (PNLD), the practice behind the lighting concepts of restaurant giants such as Hakassan and Corbin and King, has rebranded after four years to nurture the next generation of lighting designers for the sector.
Under the new name, Nulty+, Paul Nulty will focus on developing a team of lighting design leaders and champion the value of the industry as an integral part of hospitality interior and architectural design. Since its foundation in 2011, the practice has grown to 27 employees who bring experience from the creative, technical and architectural industries.
Over the past four years the practice has delivered high-end projects across the sector working with clients including Wright Brothers (Soho Oyster House), Spring Somerset House, Fischer’s in Marylebone, Yauatcha City in Broadgate Circle, and Chilango. The recent promotions of Daniel Blaker to creative director, Ellie Coombs to director and Emilio Hernandez to associate have strengthened the senior team in what is now one of the UK’s largest lighting design agencies.
The decision to rebrand is in recognition of the strength and expertise of the team, many who have been with Paul Nulty from the beginning and who have grown to deliver some of the largest lighting projects in the UK as well as projects in Thailand, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Russia. The team has cultivated a design ethos that balances commerciality and creativity to ensure projects deliver value as well as a strong aesthetic.
“I have a passionate and ambitious team delivering a pipeline of significant projects and the rebrand to Nulty+ is my way of saying it is over to them,” says Paul Nulty.
“The team knows how to deliver commercially and creatively, a combination of skills that are vital to the hospitality sector in designing spaces that are aesthetic and which drive footfall. At Nulty+, we all have a passion to demonstrate the value that lighting design brings to architectural and interior projects and to ensure that it receives the recognition and partnership it deserves.”