Established in 1837, William Sugg & Co. Ltd. is renowned as the leading name in decorative and heritage lighting. Our bespoke lighting design services provides beautifully crafted products to your exact requirement. Ornate Sugg columns and decorative lanterns now adorn numerous thoroughfares, prestigious buildings and parks across the world, with many nineteenth century installations continuing to survive in excellent working order, even today.

World leaders in heritage lighting. A tradition with technology.

The historic skills and traditions behind our unique pedigree remain the cornerstone of our success story. This is something we continue through our bespoke lighting design projects.

Using the techniques of our craftsmen handed down through the generations, the same materials and even some of the original tooling from the very early days, William Sugg & Co. Ltd continue to set the highest standards in the manufacture, reproduction, refurbishment or refit of heritage lighting projects across the globe.

By embracing modern technology, we are able to provide an authentic luminaire with performance that belies its historic appearance, providing economic performance solutions for modern day requirements, for both interior and exterior projects.

Special and bespoke lighting projects

We have the ability to create a wide range of beautiful, individual, bespoke lighting designs and requirements.  From indoor lighting to exterior lighting projects and in both modern and heritage styles alike.

Our bespoke lighting design service coupled with our extensive experience and in-house handcrafting manufacturing techniques ensure that we continue to offer a product that meets the ever-changing requirements of lighting design.

We are committed to ongoing product development and place quality, functionality and design firmly at the centre of our approach to bespoke lighting design.

Our priority is to deliver on the decorative expectations of our clients, who include the modern architect and engineer, amongst many others.  In a nutshell, we work to turn our customers’ dreams into a reality!

Lighting feature applications

William Sugg & Co. Ltd, have worked with a number of architects to provide unique decorative features for large developments.  We have also manufactured bespoke special luminaires for theatres, private developments, film and residential settings.  The craft skills and manufacturing capabilities of our factory combine to realise our clients, often ambitious visions.

Some of our most notable bespoke creations include:

Andy Sturgeon’s Chelsea Flower Show award winning garden flambeau

St Faith’s Hat Shopping Centre

New Theatre Royal’s bespoke luminaires

Trafford Centre lighting

Specially modified gas lights for Disney’s motion picture Mary Poppins Returns

Our custom lighting process

Bespoke commissions and projects require a thorough brief and an exceptional level of care and understanding from a design perspective.  Our approach and design service follows a thorough process and is phased to ensure the final piece achieves customer delight, suitable and reliable functionality and superior quality. We take pride in our past, and complement historical techniques with modern techniques including, but not limited to, 3D scanning,3D CAD systems a solid modelling and rapid prototype to concepts.

Our bespoke design projects normally follow these steps…

  • Stage 1: Initial consultation to understand the design brief.
  • Stage 2: Preliminary sketches/CAD modelling for discussion and development
  • Stage 3: Preparation of budget and costings
  • Stage 4: Full drawing approval and 3D prints as required for sign off
  • Stage 5: Manufacturing process starts
Bespoke Design Process