The English House offers a range of interior and exterior light fittings handmade in England.
Designed with a classical simplicity, and with a true understanding of materials, the lights are equally at home in every period of building from Tudor manor to minimalist modern studio, and from intimate sitting room to large public space.
They are the creation of Charles Morris, a designer with a national reputation for country houses and the best in domestic architecture. Being frustrated by the lack of good designs available, he began to develop light fittings to sit comfortably within his own buildings – which themselves combine the best qualities of traditional form and materials with a subtle contemporary touch.
After much demand, the light fixtures are for the first time being made available as a range to interior designers and to the public.
The English House light fittings draw on a tradition of the Arts and Crafts movement of a century ago, when architects such as Sir Edwin Lutyens and C.F.A. Voysey would design every part of their buildings – down to hardware, furniture and lights. Like them, Charles is a member of the Art Workers Guild, and it is this Arts and Crafts connection that best defines these designs: in their integrity to purpose, their robust construction, and the timeless beauty of their lines.