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Brabin & Fitz

Traditional and contemporary decorative lighting from this well established company

Brabin & Fitz is an established name in the world of traditional and contemporary decorative lighting. In March 2006, the company opened a showroom in Chester where you can see the full range of lighting and furniture on display.


Brabin & Fitz's website gives you the opportunity to view its high quality decorative  lighting without having to venture so far. The traditional lighting sits perfectly in period designed rooms. It is clear that the design of each light has been researched thoroughly and is true to its original design. The range includes some eye-catching new chandeliers and handmade ceramic lamp bases teamed with beautifully coloured silk shades.


The selection of lights is extensive with table lamps, wall and picture lights, floor and ceiling lamps, lanterns and outdoor lights. Some of these have handpainted finishes or are available in solid woods and metal. Lampshades are made from silk, suede, cotton, linen, parchment and card. Brabin & Fitz will also make up shades in customers' own materials.


Brabin & Fitz carries a small range of furniture including painted console tables and side tables, along with a line of accessories and mirrors. It manufactures furniture and lighting for other designers and takes on larger commissions including hotels. The mirrored-back console tables were a particular hit at the Decorex interior design show.


The site helpfully answers some FAQs and one service that is particularly useful to customers living overseas is that lighting can be wired for any country at no extra cost. The glossary section contains a useful explanation of terms, along with explanations of lighting symbols. Price lists are available on request as the website doesn't list these.


If you are interested or would like to purchase a light, your best bet is to telephone or email the company and they can advise you on how to proceed. Local agents can show you samples of lighting. Alternatively, if you live in the South, visit the workshop in Iwerne Courtney in Dorset (by appointment only).