Illuminate: Contemporary Craft Lighting

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A&C Black, Jan 8, 2013 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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The expressive potential of light captures the imagination of makers and designers from all sorts of disciplines. Based on interviews with more than forty global makers, this long-overdue review of the state of contemporary craft lighting explores the inspirations and methods of the best artists working in the area today. The book surveys practitioners who work with diverse materials, from textiles and ceramics to metal and glass, and is lavishly illustrated with photographs of their work.

Written by maker and designer Hannah Nunn, Illuminate is a must-read revelation for artists practicing in the field, interior designers and stylists, and curious craft makers fascinated by the endless possibilities of lighting.

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About the author (2013)

Hannah Nunn runs a successful practice as a designer and maker of paper-cut lighting. She sells her work widely in the UK and across the world through many craft galleries and interior design shops. Her lighting has appeared in national publications such as BBC Homes & Antiques, The Times and The Guardian Gift Guide and has featured on blogs such as Design Sponge and Apartment Therapy. This coverage, along with her website and Etsy shop, has helped her build a customer base across the globe.

Her own practice as a lighting designer sparked a passion for handmade lighting and in 2005 Hannah opened her shop Radiance in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, to showcase some of the exceptional makers using light to bring their craft to life. She has her design studio at the back of the premises and enjoys the balance between sourcing and making beautiful work for the shop. Hannah has always loved to tell the stories behind the designs and writing Illuminate has given her the opportunity to do just that and further champion the work of many designers working in the field.

Hannah lives in Hebden Bridge with her partner, two children and three cats.

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