Crafting Timeless Elegance: The Art of Bespoke Residential Heritage Lighting

When it comes to residential lighting, the importance of quality design cannot be overstated. Beautiful lighting not only enhances the appeal of a space but also tells a story and adds character to a home.  Delve into the art of crafting timeless elegance through bespoke residential heritage lighting and explore the expertise of the craftsmen at William Sugg & Company….

The art of heritage lighting

Quality residential lighting design is essential for a comfortable, functional, and visually pleasing home. The Sugg family has been creating bespoke heritage lighting since 1837, with a team of experts crafting handmade lighting for generations.

William Sugg offers a customised and collaborative service, producing elegant and functional lighting for both new and heritage designs as well as historical restorations, all from their workshop in Horsham, West Sussex.  Their team of heritage lighting experts craft handmade lighting to blend perfectly with old and new homes alike.


As the leading heritage lighting specialists in the UK, William Sugg’s hand-crafted and artisan lighting designs are made to last.  Since the company’s inception over 180 years ago, William Sugg’s team shows commitment to delivering high quality bespoke lighting solutions for every client.

“The hand crafting and expert finish was excellent.”

Production Buyer for Disney.

William Sugg’s residential lighting is crafted by skilled artisans, such as coppersmiths and metal workers, ensuring every piece is highly durable and detailed.  Clients are involved at every step of the process to create a design solution that’s perfect for the home or setting in question.


A collaborative process


William Sugg’s artisans are skilled in interpreting a clients’ brief.  It’s essential to get a clear understanding of what a client may want so that the final solution is one that will delight.  This collaborative approach means that each design is unique, but also tailored around an understanding of the client’s wishes and needs.

While no two commissions are ever the same, the expertise and craftsmanship of the Sugg artisans bring each unique piece to life.

Handmade, in Britain, since 1837.

William Sugg’s heritage lighting is made, by hand, from high quality materials.  Each piece is made by drawing on generations of finely honed skills and intricate product detailing.

Sugg’s expert craftsmen have been creating bespoke lighting and refurbishing heritage lighting for over 180 years and combine extensive experience with a passion for their craft to create lighting that will last for generations.

Exceptional customer service is a given and each bespoke commission is approached with uniqueness.  Throughout the entire process of designing a bespoke piece of heritage residential lighting, from initial sketches through to final delivery, William Sugg’s team focus on exceptional customer service.

“We just wanted to say thank you for restoring our lights!  We are so pleased we found you – thanks for your amazing work.” 

Mr & Mrs Searle.

About William Sugg & Co. Ltd

The company was established in 1837 by William Sugg and remains the original and only surviving UK gas lighting company. It has been family owned for several generations; family descendants are still involved in the business today.

Today, William Sugg’s bespoke service offers clients an exclusive opportunity to create their own unique designs using traditional skills passed down through several generations of craftsmen.

Sugg’s work…

William Sugg’s craftsmanship is renowned in the UK and across the world.

Sugg’s forefathers are the original designers of the heritage Windsor Lantern. This much-loved lantern is considered an iconic design of the Victorian era being specified in many residential and city settings today.

William Sugg has a extensive history designing and creating bespoke lighting that meets exacting standards.  Clients include The Royal Household, New Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Disney, numerous private home owners and architects, to name a few!

“The William Sugg team brought extensive knowledge and experience to the design and build.”

Liam O’Connor, Architect.

William Sugg’s team has a passion for heritage lighting, drawing on generations of expertise to create bespoke pieces that add character and charm to any property.  Clients are loyal and often return with new projects after being delighted by previous commissions.

Explore some recent commissions on William Sugg’s Case Studies web page…

  • RIBA Award Nominated New Theatre Royal Drury Lane Refurbishment – Bespoke Design & Refurbishment Project
  • HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee – Bespoke Commission
  • Hong Kong – Restoration
  • Tooting Broadway – Restoration

Get in touch…

If you are a homeowner who values exquisite and expertly crafted bespoke lighting or needs to refurbish existing heritage lighting, William Sugg & Co. Ltd is perfectly positioned to help.

Contact their team today to discuss your residential lighting requirements and bring your vision to life…



Tel: +44 (0)1293 540111

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