“There was never any question in my mind when I started work on Tigermoth back in 2008 as to where the lighting would be made – the desire to deliver a collection of lighting that showcases the best of British craftsmanship was a driving force in the creation of the business” says Harriet Daniels, Founder and Creative Director of Tigermoth Lighting.
The story of Tigermoth is one based on a true passion for interior design combined with a strong engineering heritage and an unwavering attention to detail. The fact that Tigermoth’s workshop and most of their suppliers are right here in the UK means that their design team can keep a close eye on production to ensure that they are delivering immaculate quality with each order. It also means that Tigermoth can be very responsive and flexible to creating tailored and customised lighting especially for designers’ projects.
When Louisa Eggleston, creative director of Humphrey Munson, came to design the bathroom in her own home, she knew the Compass wall lights by Tigermoth would bring just the right contemporary feel to the design: “The house is a Victorian cottage located in the heart of St. Albans so I wanted the bathroom to have a classic look and feel with a few contemporary touches. I knew I wanted some kind of interesting lighting, but nothing flashy or shiny and I definitely didn’t want to see a light bulb so glass was out and I felt a full metal shade would be too heavy. Years ago I stayed with a friend in London and their bathroom had these opaque art deco style lights and while I didn’t particularly love the design, I loved the soft, comforting glow the lighting created. I chose the Compass wall lights from Tigermoth for this reason and honestly I cannot think of a better wall light for a bathroom setting. They are beautifully designed and handcrafted and I look at and appreciate them everyday”.
The Compass Wall Lights in Bronze with Alabaster at the St. Albans II project above. The shades are actually hewn form solid alabaster. We love how the soft opalescent alabaster shade is offset by the clean contemporary lines of the hand-grained metalwork. When lit, the alabaster shade offers a stunning diffused light and displays a fascinating natural marbled texture.
A final word from Harriet: “My ultimate goal for Tigermoth is that our pieces are cherished by their owners for many years to come, that they become future antiques. To me that is the most sustainable thing we can do – create designs that will last a lifetime.”