Hoad & More designed the Laylight as a bespoke installation for a high-end residential property in central London. The structure of the metal framework allows natural light to pass through and fill the room by day. By night, tunable integrated-colour LEDs work to transform the piece, creating a decorative architectural ceiling light. Mixing clean lines with an abundant and decadent feel, our design choices meld tradition and modernity to create an elegant and timeless centrepiece. The Laylight is crafted from a single, enormous sheet of aluminium that was continuously milled for ten days before receiving its final, painted finish. This ensures the piece is a secure and lasting structure and gives an exceptionally high-quality finish.
Sector: Private residence
Inspired by the evening sunset, Hoad & More’s hanging sculpture in this private residential building is set in the double-height living space, and forms a beautiful transparent central feature. Made from crystal-clear acrylic and autumnal-coloured polished shards, it refracts and reflects the natural daylight streaming in from the full height windows that surround it to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside, a breath of fresh air in the busy heart of London for the building’s residents.
This lighting installation was commissioned by 1508 for the entrance hall of a private residence. The aim was to design a relaxing flowing feature, a moving wall of light. Two 12mm thick specially patinated, hand mirrored, pieces of glass make up a wall, 5 metres long and 2.3 metres high. Behind the glass, we used a Crestron control system to programme 162 sets of LEDs to produce various lighting scenes. The result was an unusual and sophisticated entrance feature that creates a constantly changing experience for the residents.
For this Victorian Post Office Conversion, now a high-end private residence, Hoad & More set solid crystal clear rods into concrete panels, allowing natural light to pass through and project daylight across the apartment walls. These splashes of light create a new. ever-changing surface for the walls, bringing the space to life.
Hoad & More worked with a specialist in historic interior design to contribute to this elegant restoration project. We complimented the residence’s period features with custom-made switches and switch plates made of solid brass. The extrusion around the outside of the switchplates are bespoke and offer a completely unique addition suited to this grand and historic space.
This decorative shelving was manufactured from solid acrylic blocks, cut to create the overall shapes seen here. Hoad & More created this display unit for a private residence in London, with the shelves designed to allow light to pass through, accentuating the pieces on display.