CTO Lighting is a luxury contemporary lighting company whose designs grace the interiors of iconic landmarks and interior designed houses in all the major cities of the world.
Creative directors, Chris and Clare Turner, founded CTO Lighting in 1998. They 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 modern lighting symbolised elegance and excellence in British design manufacturing, the benchmark for all future collections.
Chris, an engineer by training, worked at Arup where he gained all his great technical expertise to design and manufacture the lighting with such meticulous detail. Clare's creative background, working in fashion for a leading UK brand, has added valuable retail knowledge and experience to the company. Realising there was a demand for more premium contemporary lighting they began to focus on more luxurious materials in their fixtures; hand-finished brass, mouth-blown glass and artisan-crafted stone. This refinement in the use of these materials has enabled CTO Lighting to be recognised as a modern luxury lighting company, manufacturing in the UK.