Meet the team – A family business , experts in Italian lighting and dedicated to serving you!
Carl Mallory (Managing Director). Before we launched Italian Lighting centre in 2003, I published magazines. When this chapter ended, I joined forces with my father who had already been working in the lighting industry for a number of years. I have an in-depth knowledge of the Murano Glass lighting industry, and my fluent Italian (I grew up in Italy) helps develop and maintain great relationships with the glass studios. For the last 12 years I have headed up our team that specializes in custom lighting projects and restoration work.
Loves – Gardening, sailing and walking the dog
Karen Mallory (Director) I take care of the operational side of the business, working closely with all our manufacturers and shippers. If you need an update on your order I will be on hand to assist. I went from part time to full time the business in 2005 when the business quickly expanded. I love my job, but would not mind it if I could find a bit more time for my girls and family!
Loves – Family holidays, cooking for friends and a good read
Gilbert Mallory (President) I have over 25 years experience working directly with Italian manufacturers. I have lived in Italy for over 35 years and this has given me in depth hands on knowledge of the Italian lighting industry. My background and expertise has always been in production and quality control. I also consult for large British and American lighting importers, advising on design and production. I am the company’s “man on the ground”, and liaise with manufacturers on a daily basis. This ultimately translates into the high levels of service you would expect from us.
Loves – Gardening, good food , classical music
Since our beginning in 2003, the Italian Lighting Centre has firmly established itself as the shopping destination of discerning customers seeking to compliment their home with the best that Italian lighting can offer.
Just imagine: – your dining room decorated with sumptuous Italian crystal fixtures, your hallway greets you with a spectacular Murano glass chandelier and your kitchen lights up with the very best in modern Italian lighting designs.
Today you can choose from our vast catalogue, comprising of thousands of original, “Made in Italy” products – And it doesn’t end there… your bespoke/custom dream light can come to life with us, take inspiration from our Portfolio !
We are proud to have worked with hundreds of clients on custom projects, from simple and delicate Venetian chandeliers, to large architectural lighting installations, including complex Hotel chandeliers and clean angular modern lighting designs. This is thanks to our close relationships, cultivated over many years with expert Italian lighting designers and skilled lighting manufacturers.
You won’t find our products on the high street. We are proud to have sourced our knowledge and ranges through years of field work, by visiting all our manufacturers personally.
We are proud to have collaborated with many prestigious companies and individuals over the years:-
Harrods (London), Harvey Nichols (London), Bravissimo (UK); Pizza Express (UK); Thomas Sabo (Germany); Jones Apparel (USA); Net-a-Porter; Meissen Jewellers (St.Moritz); Sonnental Hotel (Germany); The Goring Hotel (London); Alsterhaus (Hamburg); the Wyndham Grand Hotel (Chelsea Harbour); Aspers Casino (Swansea); St.Pancras Hotel (London), The Mercure Hotel (Bristol) to mention a few.
Take a look at our Portfolio
We have also featured in many publications and television programs such as :-
60 minute makeover”; “Vogue Magazine”; “25 Beautiful Homes”; “The Mail on Sunday”; “Hollyoaks”
If you are in Germany, please pop in to see our large showroom in Hamburg
We hope that you too will find what you are looking for and we look forward to hearing from you!
The Italian Lighting Centre is a V.A.T Registered company. V.A.T. number 811 09 29 57