With roots dating back to the shipyards of nineteenth century London, Davey Lighting combines industrial design, traditional craftsmanship and the finest raw materials. Authentic and unique, lights are manufactured in England with the same attention to detail required for their original industrial purpose. Simplicity of design and choice of finish, including weathered brass and copper, polished aluminium, galvanised cast iron and shot blasted cast iron make Davey lights equally suited to traditional or contemporary schemes. From castings and spinnings to specialist engineering work, all components are made by hand by small specialist UK suppliers according to centuries old tradition. Long standing relationships mean bespoke orders or customisation of existing lights can be made upon request without the need for high volume production.
Founded in 1885 in London’s West India Docks, Davey & Co’s marine lighting and hardware graced many of history’s best-known vessels. As Britain’s maritime heyday faded, Davey & Co used the skills honed manufacturing deck lights, saloon and navigation lanterns to launch Davey Lighting. Davey’s hand-made fixtures were snapped up by the world of architecture and design, taking pride of place in locations such as the Savoy Hotel. Their industrial aesthetic and enduring appeal means Davey lights can still be spotted in many of the capital’s best interiors including Shoreditch House, J Sheekey and Jamie Oliver’s 15. Original BTC founder Peter Bowles acquired the company in 2010.The full collection is available to view at Davey Lighting’s new Design Centre Chelsea Harbour showroom.