Interview: Cameron Design House at 100% Design

We are so incredibly excited to be collaborating with Cameron Design House at this year’s 100% Design show. Cameron Design House is an award-winning British bespoke sculptural lighting company, also based in London. We thought it would be a good idea, in the lead up to the show, to speak with the founder, Ian Cameron, to give you a greater insight into what they are all about.

What is your team’s mission?

We are dedicated to creating unique, contemporary chandeliers with a focus on refined craftsmanship. All of our pieces are bespoke and handmade in our St John’s Wood workshops by our team of artisans.


Tell us the story behind your brand?

Since 2014 Cameron Design House has grown into a globally recognised design studio, with quality and precision as an inherent trademark throughout our lighting pieces and client service - from design through to delivery. Using organic and precisely engineered elements, we create custom feature installations which are handmade to a client's specific requirements, allowing for bespoke sizing, configuration and finish.


How/ where do you gain inspiration for your designs?

I draw inspiration from literally everywhere - sci-fi films, nature, brutalism. I am constantly fascinated by my surroundings. I have a strong Finnish heritage and I draw a lot of inspiration from there and all my travels abroad. In the past two years I have visited over 10 countries, and I think this has really helped me develop my vision and approach to new designs. London is a huge inspiration to me as well - I spend most weekends roaming the streets and galleries soaking up singular details, things as simple as a staircase railing or a crumpled coffee cup. 


Do you have a favourite piece?

The new Inari chandelier is my latest design and an incredibly special piece to me. Inspired by Lake Inari in Finland, the piece furthers our organic exploration of light fluidity and entwining design. Each piece is hand formed by our artisans in our St John’s Wood workshops to the desired size meaning no two pieces are ever alike.

We will be showcasing the Inari for our Decorex debut this October at Olympia so make sure to come and see us at stand M240 during the show to discover the piece in person!


Define your favourite design trend and why?

Brass - it is such a beautiful material to work with and looks so effective in different interior schemes. We specialise in making our chandeliers in a variety of brushed and polished metal finishes however brass is one of the most popular finishes currently.


If someone is thinking about commissioning a bespoke piece, what do they need to know?

Consider the space. One of the most important things we say to our clients is to specify a piece that is suitable to the space. It is important to consider ceiling heights, room dimensions, colour scheme and the architecture of the space when deciding the perfect piece for your project.


Do you have anything new in progress we can get a sneak peek/ snippet of?

For London Design Festival we have teamed up with the world renowned makers of pianos, Steinway & Sons, to launch the limited edition Steinway Haara chandelier. The piece is an evolution of our Haara chandelier, inspired by Steinway's iconic black lacquered gloss finish, comes complete with beautiful brass accents and the iconic Steinway & Sons emblem. The piece is launching this month at the Steinway Hall showroom and will be a limited edition run of 10 pieces.

What will you be showcasing in collaboration with Lilla Rugs at 100% Design this year?

We are super excited to be collaborating with Lilla Rugs at 100% Design and showcasing our award-winning Haara Metsa chandelier. The chandelier recently won the ‘best chandelier’ at the NYC x Design Awards and it is the first time the piece will be on public display in London so we can’t wait! Thank you so much for allowing us to showcase our piece alongside your beautiful designs and we look forward to working with you in the future.

Visit to discover Cameron Design House’s latest portfolio of work or give them a call on 0207 372 7748 to discuss your project further.