About Us

Established in 1987, Forbes & Lomax has always approached the electrical accessory market from an aesthetic point of view. The elegant glass, nickel and brass switches of the 1930s were no longer available and the modern equivalents were unsuitable for the prestigious projects that interior designers were working on at the time. It was with these problems in mind that Forbes & Lomax launched The Invisible Lightswitch®, a simple, transparent acrylic plate allowing the wallpaper or paint to show through, with a stylish metal switch in the centre. These switches were able to combine an attractive design with all the advantages of modern technology. Over the years Forbes & Lomax has added to the range, producing high-quality switches, sockets and dimmers in a variety of finishes to suit the demands of both traditional and contemporary architects and interior designers.

Forbes & Lomax is thrilled to announce the opening of its new London showroom at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. The dedicated sales team will be on hand to guide you through the full collection and discuss options for bespoke engraving. 

Visit the showroom on the First Floor, Design Centre East, Chelsea Harbour.

What services do you provide?

Light switches, sockets, home automation

How would you describe your style?

"The Forbes & Lomax collection comprises nine carefully chosen finishes, which are suitable for traditional and contemporary interiors, making it the brand of choice for many top interior designers, architects and decorators.

The slim plates sit flush to the wall and are sleek and unobtrusive. They are supplied with brass, nickel silver, stainless steel, brushed brass and antique bronze dolly (toggle) switches, dimmer knobs or buttons.

The range of push buttons and retractive dolly switches are highly compatible with intelligent lighting control and home automation systems."

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

"Forbes & Lomax offers a bespoke engraving service adding labels to your switch plates, which provides ease of use and eliminates confusion on multi gang plates."

Richard Fairclough