Dernier & Hamlyn design and manufacturing expertise goes from strength to strength

Bespoke lighting designer and manufacturer Dernier & Hamlyn – based at 82 Barwell Business Park – is expanding with new people joining the team, investment in technology, upgraded facilities and the launch of new services.

The latest appointment is Mark Harper who has joined Dernier & Hamlyn as Head of Design. He has worked for Dernier & Hamlyn previously, primarily hand drawing designs to meet the challenges of clients’ proposals. In his new role he will lead on developing client relationships to ensure the team meet designers’ – and their clients’ – requirements. These include incorporating ever changing lighting gear, finding workable solutions to technically demanding designs, accommodating energy saving lighting and working with the diverse range of materials some clients now want to use in their bespoke lighting.

Mark said: “It is great to be back at Dernier & Hamlyn in vastly better premises, with a team firmly focussed on delivering the best of what the company is known for and enhancing this with new services to our clients, such as our in-house design studio with the latest software and 3D printing for fast prototyping. This new approach means designers will be in closer contact with the people who actually design and manufacture their bespoke lighting which will reduce delivery timescales and potential costs.”

Eugene Kudrjavcev has also joined the team as a Production Engineer. His varied metalworking skills are utilised across a wide range of the company’s bespoke lighting projects. He has professional qualifications in welding technologies and previously worked in production roles for several UK-based high-end lighting manufacturers.

Head of Production Mark Pye said: “Eugene is a great addition to Dernier & Hamlyn. He is a real craftsman with a passion for detail.”