London-based luxury lighting specialists, Nulty Bespoke, are masterminds in the creation of beautiful, handcrafted, and tailor-made luminaires for architects, interior designers, and high net worth clientele around the world. In responding to their individual needs and envisioning their most specific wishes, the studio is uniquely positioned to provide an insight into the sector’s latest trends.

Under Founder Paul Nulty’s watchful eye, design manager Michael Sillitoe crafts the most unique lighting pieces befitting the most beautiful spaces. Having formerly produced luminaires and installations globally for Swarovski, David Gill Galleries and Isometrix, Michael loves to explore the challenges that come with working with light, especially where form, materiality, and finishes are concerned.

As an industry innovator, Michael Sillitoe reflects below on the company’s latest commissions and identifies several patterns emerging in the world of interiors.


“Integral to any interiors and lighting brief today is an assessment of how playful organic design can be seamlessly integrated into the home. 

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The prevalence of organic forms isn’t new in the world of decorative lighting – flowing lines and shapes are timeless and lend themselves perfectly to beautifully realised schemes where chandeliers and pendants are used to create a focal point. 

But for 2024, the trend will truly deepen due to a growing appreciation for biophilic design and a desire to connect with the integrity of nature. There is strong evidence that the stronger our connection with nature, the happier we are. Yet our ‘natural’ habitat is increasingly an urban one. This is where biophilic design comes in, as it strives to counteract the effects of modern urban life by bringing nature into a space. Creatives are having fun with this trend in lighting, reinventing familiar elements from nature to produce something unique.

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Pictured above – Organic shapes of the Perla wall sconce in peach and the On the Wing installation.

In a design sense, the aesthetic is multifaceted – sinuous shapes, elaborate finishes, vibrant colours, and soft use of light are balanced to create a visually interesting centrepiece. The key to this sensibility is beautiful imperfections. Nature isn’t flawless; it’s a living and breathing entity so design must reflect this. Movement, intricacy, and nuance give each lighting piece character and personality. 

Our Perla was inspired by the pearl, and the glass installation On The Wind is a joyful celebration of birds in flight.”


“’Quiet luxury is the latest trend to make its way into interiors. With the world increasingly feeling like a challenging place, we’re drawn to moments of calm. And in our efforts to seek out tranquillity, we try to surround ourselves with beautifully made pieces that evoke a sense of equilibrium and simplicity. 

Characterised by carefully curated yet understated aesthetics, with just a hint of grandeur, the trend is all about considered composure. What these lighting pieces lack in drama, they make up for in detail. Clean lines and materials are the starting principle but gain an extra facet of lavishness through thoughtful creative touches. The most refined interiors are often the most stylistically balanced. 

The key to this trend is the beautiful fusion of simplicity and intricacy. This can be seen through the glass tiers of our Planetary design, which feature a cloudy white finish, and the smoky detail inside our Glass Globe Pendant.”  

[L-R: Planetary Pendant; Glass Globes Pendant] 


“A recurring theme throughout our client projects is curated illumination. Decorative lighting is moving beyond the realm of simple illumination and becoming a method of artistic expression – a way to animate or embellish a scheme.  Lighting is being used as a work of art through oversized sculptural installations that bring a sense of movement to a space or create an optical illusion.

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From avant-garde designs to cascading geometric clusters, these installations easily add a touch of glamour, drama, or intrigue to interiors. 

The key to this trend is creative thinking – lighting pieces don’t just blend in with their surroundings, they add something unexpected and imaginative. This can be seen through our Droplet Inspired Chandelier at the Southbank Spa and our Jeu de Luminaire installation, which was created for a private residence.”

A swimming pool with a chandelier

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Pictured above – Jeu de Luminaire; Droplet Inspired Chandelier at the Southbank Spa


Nulty Bespoke creates bespoke and standardised composition luminaires for architects, interior designers, and developers. The team works in close collaboration with clients to guide them through every step of the bespoke lighting process, producing exceptional pieces that have been handcrafted by a team of specialist artisans using the finest materials and techniques. 

Nulty Bespoke is the sister company of Nulty – an international lighting design consultancy that has worked on lighting schemes for clients such as Harrods, Selfridges, Bloomingdales, The Waldorf Astoria, Hakkasan, and Newnham College at the University of Cambridge.

Schlüter-Systems has strengthened its portfolio of bathroom systems for the UK domestic market through the availability of advanced control light technology which enhances aesthetics whilst also offering almost unlimited creative choice.  

Encompassing the latest LED technology, Schlüter-LIPROTEC creates restful lighting for relaxing spaces, or bright, colourful lighting for a busy family bathroom or kitchen.

Schlüter-LIPROTEC has a broad range of applications, from direct or indirect lighting effects, enabling the interior designer, architect or property owner to illuminate feature walls, pictures, tiled areas such as shower enclosures or study spaces, kitchen countertops and stairways; in fact, anywhere the creative mind can conceive a plan for.

The collection offers the option of neutral white, warm white or RGB+W LEDs; the latter allowing for coloured and white LEDS on a single strip, to generate coloured light or temperature-controllable white light, which can be selected from 2500 K to 6500 K.  The system can be programmed to deliver a choice of 16 million colours via a Bluetooth app and remote control.

Suitable for moisture-prone areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and showers, the LED strips are completely encapsulated and conform to IP67 protection rating.  Schlüter-LIPROTEC-EASY is the company’s simple plug-and-play version which comes with matching power supply units up to 100W.

The Schlüter-LIPROTEC-PRO series, meanwhile, is geared towards professional installers and offers bespoke lighting solutions. The LED modules are available either with a fixed white-light colour temperature of 3000 K or 4900 K, or with the full RGB+W colour range.

Schlüter-KERDI-BOARD-NLT units are stylish niche sets fabricated from the company’s KERDI-BOARD and featuring plug-and-play LIPROTEC-LED technology.  They can be used to create illuminated recesses and storage surfaces for all kinds of wall areas and are enabled with Bluetooth/wireless receivers.  The various light colours can also be selected via the supplied remote control or suitable Bluetooth-compatible smartphones and tablets. 

The lighting collection embraces the company’s extensive range of bathroom finishing solutions and, when deciding on the multiple variations of lighting, Schlüter-Systems’ customer services team is on hand to offer project and technical support with CAD detail.  For those still seeking ideas for their project, Schlüter-Systems has published a brochure covering all on-trend accent lighting solutions, while Virtual Worlds can be accessed online to browse the myriad lighting options available. 

With more than 2,300 employees and seven offices across Europe and North America, Schlüter-Systems is the world’s largest and most innovative manufacturer of system solutions for the function, protection and decoration of tiles and natural stone flooring. Schluter-Systems in the UK offers a very wide product portfolio including the Schluter-KERDI range of waterproofing, the versatile tile backerboard KERDI-BOARD and its underfloor heating solutions, DITRA-HEAT and BEKOTEC-THERM.

For further information, call 01530 813396 or visit https://www.schluter.co.uk/ to download the bathroom brochure here.

Established in 2000, Detail Lighting offers beautiful, functional design that it clams separates projects from the ordinary.

Supplying the commercial, hospitality and residential sector, Detail Lighting combines expertise with a comprehensive portfolio of stylish, technical and well-designed products to deliver the very best in LED solutions.

Founded by Piero De Marchis, an active figure and expert in the sector for almost 30 years, Detail Lighting prides itself on its vast knowledge and hands-on, first-class service. Working closely with designers, architects, developers and contractors, the dedicated team strives to meet the exact specifications and requirements of each individual project through its extensive catalogue and full in-house technical and project support.

Detail Lighting

The inspirational collection features a wide range of contemporary solutions, from Linear LED systems to wall surface, low level, recessed, outdoor and decorative lights in an array of special plated finishes and on-trend colour palettes. With a very strong creative focus and the added offering of bespoke solutions, Detail Lighting has completed numerous projects, from large-scale residential developments to restaurant and retail spaces.