In an interview with Architectural Design, Lucy Vaughan talked about the inspiration behind the latest Vaughan collection:
"We work really organically. Often the process can begin by seeing one or two pieces of art or antiques that we'd like to replicate or reinvent. And then it develops from there. Sometimes we just look back at what we've already made and think about feedback from our customers, and then decide what direction we need to go in. Take the Sherwood Lantern, for example, which noticeably belongs to the same family as our Colombier Chandelier and Carrick Leaf Wall Light. The textured detailing, emphasis on nature, and dedication to fine craftsmanship all play key parts in our design philosophy."
You can read the full interview on Architectural Digest Online.
Inspired by antiques, the aim of the collection is to showcase the history and development of Vaughan, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. Harking back to the company's roots, it reminisces on the co-founders' colorful start as antique dealers in London in 1983. Recalling a treasured antique or an earlier Vaughan design, each piece is made using the finest materials and calling on the highest level of craftsmanship across the globe. An assortment of table lamps, wall lamps and ceiling lights, the collection refers to classic English design, yet is coupled with Vaughan's signature pared-back aesthetic.
The new collection is available from 15 September, in concurrence with Focus/19 London Design Festival, and can be viewed at the Chelsea Harbour Showroom and online.