Innermost Imitations

Authentically Innermost

At innermost we work with our designers to develop unique products using only the best quality materials combined with the latest innovative technology.
Our products come with a genuine 3 year warranty as we have total confidence in their design and durability and are proud to offer our customers the best after-sales care.

When you buy an original Innermost product you can trust in our high standards of intellectual property, ethical employment and environmental responsibility. And you can be sure that beautiful, genuine product will arrive in pristine condition.

Unfortunately, copies and imitations of our products do exist on the market.

Please beware of any fake products.
– These counterfeits most likely offer no assurances of CE, ETL, or WEEE certification: all the stuff that ensures they are safe for use and safe for the world.
– They rob designers of their royalties and can be crushingly harmful to the creative industry.
– It is unlikely that VAT is collected or tax is paid so purchasing them does not contribute to the economy and puts local shops and jobs at risk.
– The products are most likely not covered by any warranty, so money and time are wasted on replacements in the long term.

At innermost we want to continue to protect the IP rights of our designers and keep supporting creativity. If you are in doubt about the authenticity of a product for sale please let us know, we would be happier to offer you a discount for a genuine innermost product than for you to risk buying a dangerous imitation.

Thanks for continuing to support Innermost and original design.

Innermost

info@innermost.net

10 Questions for Melissa Yip

10 questions for innermost’s contemporary lighting designers: Melissa Yip

Melissa Yip studied Product Design in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, her internship in Innermost sparked her interest towards decorative lighting design and she joined the company after graduation. She is passionate about exploring with form language and colours.

We caught up with her to ask these big 10 questions…

1. You designed the new Bud for Innermost, what inspired these beautiful go-anywhere lamps?  
The Muji electric kettle designed by Naoto Fukasawa

2. Who would you invite to your dream designer dinner party? (Let’s call it your ‘innerparty’..)
Naoto Fukasawa, Hella Jongerius, Charles Eames, Zaha Hadid, Dieter Rams, Frank Lloyd Wright

3. What is your favourite piece of architecture?  
The Guggenheim

4. What would you name as the most useful piece of tech?
Wireless charging, and Airdrop!!

5. If you could take any found object and make it into a lamp, what would it be?  
The hang drum, really fascinated by its shape.

6. What’s your favourite object from childhood?  
A chain reaction toy that launches a walnut through different contraptions with squirrels stickers on top.

7. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever been asked in a meeting?  
Nothing crazy happened so far, there’s  just one time I got a bit surprised when I was asked if am I married, and then I received a red packet…!

8. At Innermost we are big fans of the Negroni… what is your favoritee cocktail?
Gin Martini

9. What’s the last exciting project you worked on?
Starting a small brand called Encounter, where we handmade free flow paint phone cases.

10. If you could choose your teachers at Fantasy College – who would you choose to be taught by?
Naoto Fukasawa

Thanks Melissa! We look forward to seeing what you come up with next…




5 Bright Ideas On Using Chandelier Pendant Lights For Your Decor

Chandelier Pendant Light

If you are looking for new ideas for modern chandelier lights then let us inspire you with some alternative designs that will illuminate your interior. We offer a wide range of modern chandelier pendants that make a dramatic impact and will enhance your decor. Our modern designer lighting range uses the latest technology, so it can be integrated with your modern interior.

Facet-Nating Chandelier

This amazing chandelier creates a centerpiece for any space. It set the standard when it was devised by Tom Kirk for flatter format chandeliers, so this is a piece that will suit lower ceiling heights. It has since gone on to grace numerous interiors as the perfect centerpiece. Reflecting its surroundings via the hundreds of etched and folded strips at different angles around both its exterior and interior, the effect is like looking at glass or crystal until you get closer and realize it’s all perfectly polished metal. It is available as pendants of varying sizes and as a wall light in polished stainless steel, brass or bronze, giving you plenty of option if you want to integrate more pieces into the surrounding interior.

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Go Bold With Panel

Try Panel for an exciting modern chandelier pendant. This multi-faceted chandelier uses both polished and matt surfaces, inspired by contemporary jewellery as well as architectural metal cladding. Designer, Steve Jones, layered a mix of finishes and forms to create this exciting chandelier with a contemporary feel. Panel reflects different sections of the interior it is placed in, so would make a great modern statement piece and something totally different from the usual traditional chandeliers.

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Discover A Cluster

Use a cluster as a modern alternative to a chandelier in a hallway or above a dining table. Our multifunctional ceiling rose, Radiate, allow you to hang multiple pendants in a number of configurations. This means that options for a modern cluster chandelier are endless and you can achieve a dramatic designer lighting effect with a neat aesthetic that eliminates the needs for multiple ceiling roses. Radiate is compatible with all Innermost modern pendant lights and can be used with other designer fixtures.

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With Brixton Cluster The Options Are Endless

In the Spot Cluster, Brixton pendants are suspended around a circular disk. The clusters can be arranged in various patterns to give different design options. Arranged as a down-lit cluster chandelier, the cords themselves criss-cross to create decorative geometric patterns. This creates a truly modern chandelier effect and it can be tailored to the space that you have to fill.

Spot Cluster, Brixton Pendant

Integrate Your Chandelier With Modern Lighting Control

Consider the ability to easily adjust, dim or monitor your chandelier lighting. By selecting fixtures that can use bluetooth control, you make the lighting fit the changing atmosphere and mood. Innermost products can be paired with Casambi, which has a simple user interface that anyone can operate, via tablets, iPhones or switches.

Fashion Lighting Showroom

Great to visit the Fashion Lighting showroom in Taipei recently to see a variety of Innermost products on display, including the Brixton Cluster installed with a shallow drop format and alternating unit lengths. We’ve got some very exciting projects in the pipeline in Taiwan, we’ll share more soon!

Brixton Cluster by James Bartlett

Presentation in Palermo, Italy

We were proud to present the Innermost and EOQ collection last week at an architects evening hosted by Cocolumo in Palermo. The product presentation was followed by some drinks and networking at their lovely showroom. Thanks for having us and see you at Euroluce!

10 questions for Jake Phipps

10 questions for innermost’s contemporary lighting designers: Jake Phipps

Jake Phipps graduated from John Makepeace’s furniture design school, Parnham College, in 1999. In 2005, he set up his own design studio in London, concentrating on his own pieces.

His work is characterized by a narrative yet functional aesthetic full of character and with a playful design elegance that aims to strike a strong emotional chord with the people that use them.

We caught up with him to ask these big 10 questions…

1. You designed Jeeves & Wooster, iconic designs for Innermost, what inspired these quirky pendant lights?
The painting “The Son of Man” by Rene Magritte.

2. Who would you invite to your dream designer dinner party? (Let’s call it your ‘innerparty’..).
Arik Levy, Marc Newson, Anish Kapoor, Henry Moore, Naoto Fukasawa, Zaha Hadid.

3. What is your favourite piece of architecture?
St Pauls Cathedral.

4. What would you name as the most useful piece of tech?
Digital calipers.

5. If you could take any found object and make it into a lamp, what would it be?
Errr…a bowler hat

6. What’s your favourite object from childhood?
Bigtrak!

7. What’s the weirdest thing a client has ever asked in a meeting?
Could a bespoke cabinet play classical music when it was opened.

8. At Innermost we are big fans of the Negroni … what is your favourite cocktail?
Manhattan.

9. What’s the last exciting project you worked on?
I have just completed a 1.7m floating bar in mirror polished brass.

10. If you could choose your teachers at Fantasy College – who would you choose to be taught by?
Walter Gropius.

You can see more of Jake’s work here.

Beetle Drive 2018

Innermost were proud sponsors of this year’s Beetle Drive event in Dubai organised by Reynard Lighting, labeled as ‘The Best Networking Event in the Construction Industry’ for a fun filled evening of games, drinks and chat, with over 62 teams taking part.
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With each sponsor getting their own bar, we took our Kepler & Jeeves pendants to display at our picturesque Azure Bar on the beach front at Jumeirah Resort. As the sun set, the Kepler illuminated against the backdrop and poolside, while we entertained new friends with our ‘Gin Hoopla’!

With a floor banner oche we invited teams to throw the bowler hats to land on the Ginnermost bottle to ‘Win The Gin’. With 3 oche lines marked innermost, mostand outermost (for the brave ones), at increasing distances, o the central gin target.

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Representing Jeeves, one of our most classic and recognised products, we sported bowler hats and collected pics of each team wearing them under our Jeeves pendant. Visit our Facebook page to find your team photo!

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Congratulations to the winning team, Menards, who took a bottle of Ginnermost as the grand prize!

And big thanks to Reynard for organising such an enjoyable event!

 

The New Definition of ‘Industrial’ in Lighting and Home Decor

 

New, Post, Soft, Salvage, Heritage, Technical; the term ‘Industrial’ is constantly being re-defined with the changing style of this genre. With the ever-evolving parameters of what can be classed as ‘industrial’, the Innermost team have been debating and defining the many sub-categories that come under this umbrella term.

We have spent the last few months categorising the innermost lighting range to make products quicker to find, as well as give immediate visual suggestions for items by style or material. From Large & Luxury,to Glass, Minimal or Brass/Copper/Gold – we settled on some of the most popular categories and terms that are used to spec modern lighting.

But one of the most debated was ‘Industrial’, a category that in recent times has really expanded to cover a variety of aesthetic styles. We often get asked for ‘Industrial’ though it came to light that our definition can be rather broad. One staple of this category is our latest addition to the collection, Foundry, an industrial item with sourced parts – that looks like something stripped out of a steampunk interior. But the category also extends to items like Lighthouse (part industrial, part science lab) or defined as ‘minimal industrial’ with bare bulbs and metallic finished bulb holders. The phrase ‘soft industrial’ (industrial that has been updated and modernised to make it less harsh- a term coined by industry guru Bobby Haidinger in the US market) can be used for products such as ‘Circus’, and then there is ‘modern industrial’ which references the modern tech industry.

What is interesting is how the genres are now being mixed so that technical schemes are combined with some basic industrial styles and are also incorporating high tech chandeliers. The look could be described as ‘workshop meets control room’. Also interestingly, in some areas the reclaimed industrial look is also being mixed with high-tech modern chandeliers.

This mixed modern lighting style all fits with the idea of zoning and the creation in many F&B interiors of what are really modern day ‘snugs’, an interior within an interior. The old fashioned ‘snug’ was a small alternative room in a British pub that was more like a cosy sitting room. It’s no longer just a thing in cafe and restaurant interiors, it’s also typical in the new shared workspace concepts that are in all major cities now, as well as inside meeting rooms and break out areas of traditional workplaces.

In trying to make sure we have the entire product to provide for our clients projects we have attempted to map this and make it easily searchable. You can visit our recently updated website and see all we consider to be industrial with one click! We will also be expanding the industrial Foundry collection in the coming months with 8 new options.

Keep checking our site for new additions to the categories and do join in the debate to define what important modern lighting categories you feel have emerged!

About Innermost

Innermost is a British design brand with a rebellious approach to lighting and furniture. Founded in London and working with designers from all over the world, Steve Jones and Russell Cameron aimed to create an innovative and diverse brand, making products of the absolute highest quality. Since 1999 the company has followed its initial philosophy, to be ‘as British as London itself’: a unique mixture of classic English tradition and vibrant global diversity.

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Emma Royston

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