About Us

skinflint don't make lights, they find them. Founded on a mission only ever to salvage and restore vintage lights that would otherwise go to the landfill, skinflint work sustainably to buck fast-furniture trends, working across the UK, Europe and the USA.

Choosing to restore only high-quality originals from the 1920s to the 1970s, styles range from Art Deco chandeliers manufactured by famed glassworks in former Czechoslovakia to industrial shades produced by the powers of the former Eastern Bloc in Germany and Poland. And restored lights continue their journeys around the world too, in shops, hotels, offices and private residences, from fellow B Corps like Patagonia and Aesop to bars and restaurants like London’s Padella. 

Sensitive restoration means each light’s unique character is carefully preserved, but electrical components are always brought up to modern-day technological standards and approved by the LIA. It means you can count on skinflint lights for commercial projects, home renovations, and lighting hire for film and TV sets.

What services do you provide?

Lighting

How would you describe your style?

"From 1920s antique and Art Deco pendants to 1950s industrial shades and 1970s retro feature lights, each aesthetic truly represents its era and origin. It means the lights transcend modern-day design trends, creating timeless interiors."

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

"From the London family home of the founders of Buchanan Studio to Plain English kitchens in the UK and the US, you’ll find skinflint lights in high-end commercial and residential projects worldwide. skinflint works closely with Soho House and recently completed a project collaborating with Roman & Williams, supplying a large run of its XL Eastern Block factory pendants to three-Michelin- starred Jean-Georges’ renovation of the historic culinary destination the Tin Building in Lower Manhattan. skinflint is also proud to be part of the ongoing restoration of St. Giles House in Dorset, England – a 400-year-old stately home once home to the first Earl of Shaftesbury – with its lights featured in the venue’s restored Riding House and stable stall accommodation and basement cellar. Visit: skinflintdesign.com."

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