The team at William Sugg & Co Ltd have a longstanding history working with many different types of clients across the globe to produce individual and bespoke lighting solutions.  A recent project that we adored working on was situated in the charming Bergen harbour in Norway, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Bergen has given a warm welcome to its visitors for more than 900 years. Bryggen has become a symbol of our cultural heritage and has gained a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The old Hanseatic wharf is architecturally unique and is perhaps one of the most familiar image in all of Norway.


The William Sugg team worked in conjunction with TW Wilson to create an Arc Lantern, but tailored this historic design to meet specific design and size requirements demanded by the setting.  The Arc Lantern is a decorative pendant, which recreates the traditional look of the carbon Arc Lantern of the past.  Originally the Arc Lantern was also used extensively at the Trafford Centre where they illuminated roads and associated service areas. They were mounted onto tubular poles with cast iron embellishments and specially designed decorative outreach brackets.


The William Sugg team created a newly manufactured, but historic Arc Lantern to be suspended above an intricate, historic gate that was recreated using the original design after the original gates perished.  It is a beautiful feature for any passer-by and upholds the design integrity and authenticity that Bergen has become world famous for.

For many years the William Sugg team have worked with TW Wilson who are located on the picturesque Bergen Harbour.  What a place! If you ever visit Bergen, take some time to check out the beautiful light fittings, and why not take a look at The Cure for Curiosity’s list of ‘How to spend two days in Bergen’. 

Find out more about this wonderful site at the UNESCO website. For more info on our bespoke lanterns, contact us.