Our Story

Beautiful British Lighting

Founded in July 2020 by Steve and Jenny Hughes, arcform was launched from a passion to create modern British lighting and sculptures designed and handcrafted by us.

Steve has worked at some of the most iconic British engineering businesses, a journey that has taken him from £1m supercars to tractors and electric cars with supersonic energy storage – all precision engineered, all manufactured in the UK.

But deep down we have a passion for product design. Arcform was born from a passion for product design and precision engineering fused with handcrafted manufacture. Launched in July 2020, we have a broad range of products in development which we will launch over the coming months. 

Philosophy

Simplicity is the ultimate luxury. We have a mission to create effortless products, with clean lines, free of unnecessary detail. Beautiful materials and a restrained palette of finished materials.

We have a passion for curved flowing designs, beautifully engineered yet handcrafted with meticulous attention to detail.

All our modern lighting is handcrafted yet always totally contemporary and modern. 

It is also key to us that simplicity extends to the installation of all our lighting.  Our lights our designed with the installation process in mind.  All our pendant lights come with simple to use snap fittings which allow wiring to be completed in a matter of seconds.  The design of the pendant lights also ensures that only one person is needed to hang the lights.

Process

Our philosophy is to create effortless, curved products, handcrafted by us from basic forms. All of our pendant lights, wall lights, table lamps & sculptures are designed by us & handcrafted to order in our UK workshop using traditional processes of metal forming, burnishing and polishing applied with accurate precision.

Our debut #03 pendant light is simplicity embodied. A single strip of metal that starts life as a single flat rectangular strip of copper, brass or steel, before being hand-rolled into an elegant curved pendant light. Each stage of the process is done by hand with meticulous attention to detail.

Sustainability

Our products are made in the UK and we strive to minimise our environmental footprint. Shipping products all around the world has an environmental cost.

90% of what we consume in the UK is imported. The average consumer product in the UK travels 2,300 miles by plane and sea with every mile a cost to the environment. We are based in the Warwickshire, the centre of England.

All of our packaging is 100% recyclable or re-useable.

 

British lighting, designed and handcrafted in the UK