About Us

Founded in 1998 by Chris and Clare Turner, CTO Lighting launched their first collection on the guiding principles of designing lights of uncompromising quality, using only the finest materials and working with elite British craftsmen. This collection of lighting symbolised elegance and the excellence of British design and manufacturing; the benchmark for all future collections.

How would you describe your style?

"Chris, CEO, an engineer by training, gained great technical expertise to design and manufacture lighting with meticulous detail. Clare, Creative Director, formerly worked in fashion and has provided invaluable design and commercial expertise.

Realising there was a demand for more premium, contemporary lighting, Chris and Clare focused on more luxurious materials in their fixtures; hand-finished brass, mouthblown glass and artisan-crafted stone. This refinement in the use of materials enabled CTO Lighting to be recognised as a contemporary, luxury lighting company, manufacturing in the UK."

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

"Working with Teall Design on a residential project in the Midlands allowed CTO Lighting the opportunity to showcase a Customised Nimbus Cascade Chandelier in bronze alongside Nimbus wall lights.

It was important, when designing off plan, to give this family home its own character, with an element of fun running through the more formal areas as well as the more industrious areas. Taking inspiration from the client’s love of Cornwall, capturing the essence of the coast, creating a relaxed atmosphere that nature gives whilst celebrating the enormity and drama of the ocean and its landscape."