Cameron Design House

The bespoke sculptural lighting studio entwining brass, glass and light

Cameron Design House is an award-winning bespoke sculptural lighting studio dedicated to creating statement chandeliers for residential, hospitality and commercial spaces. Founded by creative director Ian Cameron in 2014, the company has since grown to a team of 30 working on striking projects all around the world.

Ian has a shared history between the UK and Finland and his sculptural pieces reflect the influences both of vibrant central London and the tranquil Nordic countryside. One of his earliest designs which demonstrates this is the Lohja chandelier: a piece inspired by the tranquil Lohja lakes in Finland, combining simplicity with geometry in an eye-catching, versatile design. An enduringly popular piece, the Lohja complements a variety of interior settings, either as a centrepiece in a hallway with high ceilings, or suspended above a dining table to create a feature.

‘We have noticed a growing trend for combining glass and brass to create a contemporary feel within interior spaces’

Every commissioned piece is conceived and handcrafted in Cameron Design House’s studio workshop located in the leafy residential London borough of St John’s Wood: clients are often invited to watch the craftsmen at work. Everything is customisable in terms of finish, sizing and configuration. Each project goes through a design process, and once this has been finalised, the chandeliers are handmade to order by a team of artisans. Much of the work can be seen in the UK, US and Canada, but the business also has clients in China, Russia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, Dubai and the Gulf.

Discussing new design directions, Ian Cameron commented, ‘Last year was all about brass. 2021 is all about glass and brass. We have noticed a growing trend for combining glass and brass to create a contemporary feel within interior spaces. Glass has the ability to be moulded into lots of different shapes making it a really exciting material to work with. Both of these materials evolve and shine when illuminated, making them the perfect marriage with light.’

For 2021, Cameron Design House has launched the Kuulas, an eye-catching chandelier that focuses on making a statement through modular design. Blending cultivated elegance with industrial flair, the piece is made up of hand-blown glass pearls, each individually suspended from industrial-style chains. It’s available in 14 different glass colours and in any size, offering interior designers an incredible scope of possibility.

The Inari pendant is another new addition to the collection. Inspired by Lake Inari in Finland, the Inari chandelier furthers the studio’s organic exploration of light fluidity. Each piece is hand formed by artisans to the desired size, meaning that no two pieces are ever quite the same.

‘Creativity and sustainability are at the core of our studio’s ethos and this is a key focus for us for the next year,’ comments Simeon Chilvers, managing director. ‘We make it a priority to use the best materials and manufacturing processes to ensure our pieces last for many lifetimes. In this ever-changing world, materials and manufacturing processes progress and it is critical we are constantly adapting to make sure we are the market leaders in innovation.’