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Fortnum & Mason, London

Refurbishment of elegant lighting at Fortnum & Mason

When Fortnum & Mason undertook extensive development of its Piccadilly store to update the shopping experience for customers, lighting was considered an essential element of the project. It was decided to retain many of the store’s vintage chandeliers to ensure its stylish ambience.

Many of the chandeliers required extensive refurbishment having graced the 300-year-old, iconic store for many years. We were the obvious choice for this task.

More than 100 chandeliers were carefully removed and brought to our facility, where our highly trained restoration specialists replaced castings, repaired metalwork and rewired fittings in accordance with current electrical regulations. The refurbished fittings were then returned to site and re-fitted by our skilled operatives.

Ian Weston operations director at Fortnum & Mason said: “Elegant lighting makes a vital contribution to how our store feels to customers. So ensuring that our most precious fittings were brought back to their former glory required the help of acknowledged experts in this field, which is why Dernier & Hamlyn were called on.”

Jeremy Quantrill, director of Dernier & Hamlyn added: “We were privileged to work with such beautiful, vintage pieces, which have been seen by discerning shoppers from all around the world over many years. While the restoration of Fortnum & Mason’s chandeliers was a job that required meticulous attention to detail, it was familiar territory to our team who have vast experience of designing, manufacturing and maintaining fabulous light fittings.”​