In 2015 Emily Butterill established Glow Lighting, her ethos is to design and manufacture traditional lighting with a contemporary twist. Each of the lights produced by Glow is customisable and can be tailored to a client’s individual needs.
Emily has grown up surrounded by lighting. Her late father ran a successful British lighting manufacturing business and her husband has his own commercial lighting company. However, lighting wasn’t initially her first career choice; Emily worked with her father in her school holidays and it was then that she discovered her love for lighting. With over 20 years in the industry, her knowledge of lumens, watts, light levels and the effect and impact they can make is extensive.
During her time working with her father, Emily learnt about the necessary business elements and other manufacturing methods that unknowingly equipped her to start her own business years later.
Emily has harnessed traditional glass blowing and metal spinning techniques but brings with it a contemporary styling that suits present day interiors. By specialising in high quality, customisable, British made lighting and offering exceptional customer service Glow Lighting has gone from strength to strength.
The entire collection is designed by Emily, her grasp of colour and design enables her to bring out the intrinsic beauty of the materials, which are brought to life in 13 shades of exceptional quality glass.
This unique lighting can be hung in singles or clusters; customers can add a wall light, match them with a table lamp or introduce a mixture of shapes and colours allowing them to reflect their own interior style.
Making all the lights by hand for each customer means that every element is fully customisable, offering a choice in size and colour of glass, metal finish and cable length and colour, which makes it truly individual. So much so that if a different colour is required to bring an interior palette together, the team at Glow Lighting can RAL colour match using special glass paint.
The same Yorkshire metal spinners that make the majority of Glow’s ceiling roses hand spin a range of metal pendant lights, with finishes including copper, aluminium, nickel and burnt steel; this is oiled and then burnt to produce a stunning iridescent finish. These lights offer a sleek or industrial alternative to a glass or fabric shade and are unique to Glow Lighting.