Founded in 1998 by Chris and Clare Turner, CTO Lighting launched their first collection on the guiding principles of designing lights of uncompromising quality, using only the finest materials and working with elite British craftsmen. This collection of lighting symbolised elegance and the excellence of British design and manufacturing; the benchmark for all future collections.
Realising there was a demand for more premium, contemporary lighting , Chris and Clare focused on more luxurious materials in their fixtures; hand finished brass, mouthblown glass and artisan crafted stone. This refinement in the use of materials enabled CTO Lighting to be recognised as a contemporary, luxury lighting company, manufacturing in the UK.
Under the creative direction of Chris and Clare, CTO Lighting has worked with respected and award winning designers, to bring depth to their collection; Autoban, Michaël Verheyden, Stéphane Parmentier.