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into Lighting celebrates 35 years

22 October 2014 12.00 BST

(UK) - UK lighting design practice established in 1979 celebrates landmark year.

Founded in 1979 and initially operating out of a small shop in Wimbledon Village, London, into started as a lighting design consultancy specialising in residential projects. The main focus was the uphill task of convincing the British public of the importance of lighting and introducing well designed European fittings from brands such as Erco, Flos, Artemide, Foscarini, iGuzzini, Autographe and Roland Jamois into projects.

During the 1980s and 1990s into became one of the leading, innovative lighting design consultancies in the UK. It began to be approached by many major high retail street brands such as French Connection, Habitat, Whistles, Jigsaw, Nat West and Oasis to develop their lighting strategies. This led to larger scale retail projects and rollouts for clients including Levi's on their European rollout program and other collaborations with House of Fraser, Porsche, Stella McCartney and Paperchase.

In the early 1990s into was commissioned to work on restaurant projects for renowned chef Raymond Blanc, which led to further hospitality projects in Europe with the Sheraton, Hilton and Marriott hotel groups along with many Michelin starred restaurants. into has also had a hand in some of the UKs major nightclubs including Chinawhite, Cuckoo Club, Boujis and Hed Kandi.

Today into is one of the UKs leading lighting design consultancies working on projects worldwide, with offices in London, Hampshire and New Delhi.

Recent projects include all three panoramic restaurants in Renzo Piano's Shard, Michelin Starred Il Milione in Hong Kong, Perth Airport duty free, and Asics Flagship stores throughout Europe.


Il Milione, Hong Kong.

Libertys, London.
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