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Chris has worked with some of the best in the industry – from Isometrix Lighting and Design and iGuzzini UK, to famed architects Foster + Partners and designer Philippe Starck.
In 2007, while working as lighting design consultants, Sophie and Chris were commissioned on the refurbishment of a Victorian house in North London. The owners insisted that every light sourced for the project should be an original, reclaimed vintage fixture.
This led to an 18-month hunt that spanned the UK, finding the right pieces to complement the project’s architecture and design.
The seed was sown.
Fast-forward over a decade; Skinflint is the UK’s leading vintage lighting website. Generally, you’ll find Chris and Sophie out scouring Britain and Europe for classic lights, and bringing them back to our studio: a converted Victorian warehouse by the river in Penryn, Cornwall.
Their team of experts and local specialists – all within 10km of our wharfside location – begin the process of researching, restoring and reassembling each light, ready to be sent around the world.