About Us

Christopher Hyde Lighting was founded by Christopher Hyde-Smith to fulfil his ambition to design beautiful handmade luminaires to adorn the most stylish interiors. Taking inspiration from the styles and motifs of the past he launched his first range of classic lighting. The rigorous manufacturing process by skilled craftsmen ensures close attention to detail and a high-quality finish for each fitting.

Christopher was passionate about elegant lighting and often created one-off pieces. These bespoke pieces soon featured in grand hotels and royal palaces, as well as exclusive homes both in the United Kingdom and abroad. Over the years the business grew to become Christopher Hyde Limited in 1995. For a further 20 years, Christopher Hyde-Smith commanded his renowned luxury lighting brand until retirement. 

In 2015 Christopher Hyde Limited was acquired by the renowned Lissauer family. With three generations of knowledge handed down, the family could see the potential to further develop the brand. Mark Lissauer and his father have over 73 years of experience in the lighting industry between them, and for the last five years, their focus has been moving the business forward by bringing fresh perspectives and innovation, whilst keeping many of the company’s core products, traditions and values.

What services do you provide?

Ready to Buy, Made to Order and Bespoke Lighting

How would you describe your style?

"Our style is a combination of classic and contemporary designs, this includes our exquisite bathroom collection, a first for Christopher Hyde. The simplicity of the designs within the bathroom collection is emphasised by the unique finishes and mixture of colours within one fitting. 

The contemporary collection comprises minimalist designs and each piece is made from carefully sourced traditional materials such as genuine solid brass, crystal, luxury Italian leather, glass, chinette and linen giving each fitting a modern yet unique design. Using these traditional materials in our contemporary collection gives these modern fittings a classical Christopher Hyde twist. 

The classic collection consists of more traditional and ornate fittings. Featuring quality details such as the ‘Cumberland’ an antique silver finished wall light with fine ribbon and decorative grape details. Designed based on nature the Regence wall light includes characteristics of the Rococo period this cast brass sconce is finished in French gold featuring the ‘S’ curve.

The majority of our fittings are made from solid brass with up to 20 different finishes."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"The locations that our fittings feature in are vast, from luxury boutique hotels, royal palaces and private residential homes all over the world. All of our clients have a certain ability to visualise beautiful luminaires within their fabulous designs. We would love to tell you where they have been installed, but our clients value our discretion! It is safe to say from east to west and north to south, you will find our fixtures lighting up amazing decors."