The CTO Lighting Story
Embodying both quality and luxury, CTO Lighting is a London-based brand that was first launched in 1997 by Chris and Clare Turner. With their combined technical, material and industry knowledge (Chris as an engineer by trade and Clare in fashion design), they became the ideal creative team for envisioning their contemporary line of lighting.
As of 2016, CTO Lighting celebrated almost 20 years in business and opened their first flagship store in London, England. With their new showroom and a handful of collaborations with leading designers, CTO Lighting has established themselves as a leading producer of fine lighting designs, using high-quality materials such as hand-finished metals, mouth-blown glass and handcrafted stone work.
Why We Love CTO Lighting
All of CTO Lighting’s designs exhibit a thoughtful method of production, especially with regard to materials and workmanship by the British artisans that create them. Each product family has its own story to tell, yet can manifest in many different shapes, sizes and silhouettes while still feeling comprehensive, luxurious and unique.
Fun Facts About CTO Lighting
In addition to CTO Lighting’s collection of available designs, they are also known for their bespoke lighting fixtures. Since 1998, CTO Lighting has been requested to produce lighting fixtures for Harrods, Rosewood Hotels and designers like Philippe Starck and Kelly Hoppen.
Noteworthy Products from CTO Lighting
The CTO Lighting Array Mini Cotton Chandelier is a fine display of asymmetry, aiming direct and diffused light in multiple directions with individual metal arms. The overall shape is hardly uniform—each adjustable Bronze arm is bent at a different location to make beauty out of variation. The black shades are lined with a shiny gold interior, reflecting light in both open directions with a touch of metallic warmth.