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Lighting luxury at The Langley

The Langley, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Buckinghamshire combines historic legacy and contemporary style.

Originally built for the third Duke of Marlborough in 1756, Dennis Irvine Studio set out to restore this majestic building to its former glory, protecting its listed building status and resurrecting its place in British history. The timeless luxury interiors encompass modern sensibilities and aspirations with an understated aesthetic and reference the grandeur of a very distinctive British heritage.

Lighting required similar high quality, attention to detail and a deep appreciation of Britishness and what that means. Having worked with bespoke lighting specialists Dernier & Hamlyn on several projects previously, Dennis Irvine selected them for this demanding commission, confident that they would rise to the challenges that it presented.

The statement chandelier that highlights the impactful entrance of The Langley’s reception comprises 221 curved arms made in solid brass and hand finished in antique brass in Dernier & Hamlyn’s London factory. Each arm has been fitted with a handmade glass spear, each hand cut to form facets to either side to provide playful reference to the hotel’s setting as a former royal hunting ground.

The fantastic chandelier made in Dernier & Hamlyn’s London factory that adorns the hotel’s Drawing Room comprises hundreds of metres of swags of differing lengths, embellished with individually positioned hand cut crystal balls, fixed to a brass frame almost 2m high exuding luxury for this special part of the hotel.

While the chandelier manufactured by Dernier & Hamlyn’s craftsmen for the hotel’s private dining room is made of antique brass which has been fitted by hand with some 824 solid glass rods to express an undulating organic flow.

Dernier & Hamlyn also made lighting for the hotel’s main bedrooms which was inspired by foliage in the hotel’s grounds and surrounding countryside with antique bronze leaves and porcelain English rosebuds.

Dennis Irvine says:

“We’ve commissioned Dernier & Hamlyn for hospitality and residential projects around the world. We like working with them because they are always innovative and help us create the bespoke lighting of the highest quality that meets the brief and the clients’ requirements while staying within budget. Their work for The Langley exudes quality and craftsmanship and both we and the hotel’s owners love it.”