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B ritish Heritage brand Hector Finch, which supplies lighting for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's London and country homes, among other historic houses, is celebrating 25 years in business, along with new representation at James showroom. The brand is revered in England and abroad for a beautiful take on traditional design and craftsmanship that includes metalwork by British artisans, Italian glasswork, and longstanding relationships with By Rebecca Sherman HALLOWED LIGHTING THE BRILLIANT BRITISH HERITAGE LIGHTING COMPANY HECTOR FINCH CELEBRATES 25 YEARS. family-owned businesses. Hector started the company in Lancashire, England, selling vintage and antique stock he'd procured from private homes, auctions, and dealers. Hector and his father, an antiques dealer, traveled across the North of England on the hunt for exquisite old chandeliers, lanterns, and lamps, which Hector had rewired and restored by metal craftsmen, finishers, and glassblowers. The quality of his lighting quickly drew a large following of interior designers, and he eventually added vintage lighting from Spain to the mix, along with modern manufactured lights and Moroccan lanterns. His wife, Emma, joined the company in the early 2000s, creating a collection of fixtures primarily for the design trade; Many of these original designs are still available, and the current collection includes Italian ceramic pendants and lamps, classic hanging lanterns, early-Art Deco- inspired chandeliers, table lamps in natural shagreen and cowrie shell, and Murano glass. The company's head office, warehouse, and workshop Lucia Double Rise & Fall 84

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