As we look ahead to the New Yr, and say ‘fond farewell’ to 2021, we’re reflecting on the eventful 12 months it has been!
Though there have been a fair proportion of challenges: provide chain points, resembling importing our MOSO Bamboo from Holland, rising commodities costs and occasional difficulties sourcing supplies – even screws – we’ve nonetheless skilled an amazing 12 months stuffed with unbelievable moments and highlights.
So as an alternative of focussing on the obstacles, we’re going to replicate again on the excessive factors – all of the partnerships, launches, occasions and enterprise progress which have made 2021 so memorable.
Firstly although, we’d like to specific how really grateful we’re to our clients and companions in addition to our family and friends for his or her continued help. Relationships make our enterprise what it’s, and with you by our aspect we’re constructing a enterprise that’s undeniably totally different and distinctive.
With out additional ado, listed here are only a few of the highlights of 2021…
Launching recent Collections.
In 2021, we launched a number of new collections, extending GCATLY’s present providing to comprise ceramic lighting in our Laverick Assortment, fireplace pits and our simple-yet-elegant Tala vary of pendant and wall lights.
Our Laverick Assortment would see us companion with unimaginable Staffordshire-based father and son ceramicists Tony and Jack Laverick, who we’re delighted to be working with.
Our inaugural collaboration with Jardin Blanc.
In September we had been proud to provide bespoke inside and exterior items to the RHS Chelsea Flower Present’s famend botanical-themed pop-up restaurant Jardin Blanc, helmed by celebrated chef Raymond Blanc OBE.
Our 50+ handcrafted luminaires had been important to delivering an immersive environment and we had been thrilled to obtain many congratulations on our contribution, from the occasion organisers, from fellow contributors and from the person himself. (Pictured: Our director Jeff and Chef Blanc turning into bons amis over a sport of petanque)
The 2021 RHS Chelsea Flower Present, its first-ever present held within the autumn, was additionally our second expertise as exhibitors. We had been delighted to obtain glowing feedback from the judging panel, who gave our stand 4 stars and described it as ‘lovely’ and ‘very nicely offered’. We’re at the moment planning for our look at RHS Chelsea 2022, which can happen in late Might.
Rising our fame for IP44-rated lighting.
A short while in the past, we set ourselves the lofty purpose of turning into the UK’s go-to provider of handcrafted IP44-rated lighting for loos. And due to our rising profile on-line and superb word-of-mouth referrals, we’re rising as a provider of option to a few of the nation’s largest names in hospitality, structure and inside design.
Our merchandise have caught the eye of hoteliers Ian and Christa Taylor, who collaborated with architectural lighting designer Sally Storey (Lighting Design Worldwide) and subsequently included our lighting into the renovation of their very own dwelling and in addition their boutique motels. We’re delighted to work intently with all our clients, from high designers to DIYers, to realize bespoke luminaires that match their wants each in type and performance. (To learn extra about our previous work, click onright here.)
Lastly, our director Jeff was delighted to chop the ribbon on his all-new dwelling workplace, designed by Oakwood Backyard Rooms based mostly in Leeds and constructed by Jeff himself. The brand new backyard workplace has given Jeff all of the house and quiet he wants to assist our valued clients, and to be inventive too!
It’s exhausting to consider we’re already closing the ebook on 2021, however we are able to’t wait to kick off one other 12 months of thrilling new collaborations and developments.
See you in 2022!