We believe in enhancing the enjoyment of spaces through the power of light
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Born from Passion.
Born from Passion.

From the very beginning to the present day, our passion and understanding of the impact of light motivates us to create world-class luminaires and award-winning lighting designs with this ethos at the core.

John Cullen was a pioneer in lighting design. As a lighting designer for BBC screen productions, he was fascinated with the effect of light and his passion led him to found the company in 1981. He struck up a collaboration with lighting designer Sally Storey, and together they forged the basic principles that drive the company to this day, to create understated luminaries capable of inspiring effects. The first showroom opened in Smith Street, London in 1982 designed by Sally Storey and the brand was immediately recognised for its unique approach and philosophy.

When John died, Sally stepped in at the helm and continues to innovate the brand as Creative Director, with a deep belief to inspire through the power of light. We have grown from our Chelsea roots to be a global team, with offices in London, Dubai, Paris and Mumbai, working on projects across the world.

Our Values.
Our Values.

At John Cullen, we believe that our strength lies in our people and how we work with our clients, so much so that our values relate both to the relationship we have with our clients and to the support we give our people.

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Committed to our clients and people

We offer peace of mind throughout the project, providing an unparalleled, bespoke end-to-end service. We provide a great place to work and develop.

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Value-added

We add value to our clients’ projects through the work we do, and to their lives. We add value to our people through professional development.

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Collaborative

We work closely with our clients to understand and deliver on their needs. We work effectively together for maximum impact.

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Excellence

We strive to excel in all we do for our clients, to exceed expectations. We ensure we build the skills and knowledge of the team to deliver ensure we deliver excellence.

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Passionate about the power of light

We enjoy the beauty we create and the positive effect we can have on spaces and lives. We love to share our passion with clients and potential clients, expanding their appreciation of light.

Our Philosophy.
Our Philosophy.
calm corridor with a combination of downlights and LED strip

ENHANCING SPACES THROUGH THE POWER OF LIGHT

Discreet luxury lighting is at the heart of what we do. Beauty, form and function all come into play as we strive to create the highest quality luminaires, capable of the most exceptional effects.

Albert Place LR (18)

LIGHTING TO MAKE THE EXCEPTIONAL MORE SO

It is in our DNA to enhance the enjoyment of spaces with the understated sophistication of creative lighting. We design schemes that bring stunning interiors and spaces to life with light.

Alfresco dining John Cullen Lighting garden design by Osada Design

UNDERSTATED LUMINAIRES, INSPIRING EFFECTS

Our award-winning luminaires are all designed to be the smallest possible on the market. For us, it is all about the beautiful effects that they create. When combined with great design, you are sure to maximise the potential of your designs, whether interior or exterior.

product design.
product design.

Our in-house product designers have developed all of our luminaires to deliver exceptional quality of light within the most discreet form. It’s a balance between the two. Our focus is on the effect produced and on unobtrusive fixtures that stand the test of time with patented design and innovative engineering.

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Elegant

We create fittings that are beautiful, sleek, and understated – hidden when they need to be. They are often copied and rarely surpassed.

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Engineered

Our luminaires are all precision engineered, tested and rigorously quality-checked to ensure flawless light output, colour consistency and visual comfort.

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Enduring

For 30 years our iconic Polespring® has set the standard in downlights and the Cazalla in floor-wash lighting. Every year we add new products to our luxury lighting toolbox to offer a broader range of solutions, and offer a warranty on all products.

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Environmental

All of our luminaires are designed with our environment in mind supporting British manufacturing to minimise our footprint. By optimising the design of each component within the manufacturing process, we are able to keep waste to the minimum (and even then it is recycled where possible). Each design has been developed to be modular, with the circular economy in mind being fully repairable by our team in-house.

Sustainability.
Sustainability.
global goals support by john cullen lighting in their route to be more sustainable

Our sustainability journey is important to us and we are constantly working across the business to drive more positive impact, environmentally and socially.

We believe it is vital to be open and authentic about our progress, the challenges we face, and how we can collaborate with others to strive towards better solutions and decisions for our planet and people.

We have dedicated sustainability champions within the business to track our progress and drive change across all departments and regions. We will report annually on our sustainability progress, to show what we have achieved, and the areas that we are still working on.

The advent of LED alongside the digitisation of lighting and lighting controls has enabled innovative solution providers such as John Cullen to offer huge reduction in the power required to illuminate a space.

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Conscious design

We design consciously, accentuating the most important features in your space, suggesting which elements need lighting and which don’t. We tailor a considered lighting scheme to the use of the space.  Our philosophy is to place light where it is needed, to create atmosphere, drama and a beautiful, calming space to be in. We won’t over-light a space. When designing exterior lighting, we work to ROLAN principles to minimise light pollution into the night sky. Our lighting designers will bring their knowledge and understanding to create a successful scheme technically as well, using the latest controls and technology which can reduce energy usage where possible.

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Product Circularity and TM66

Designing sustainable products is a core pillar of John Cullen Lighting’s Product Design DNA. Our long-term product circularity strategy progressively adopts the principles of the circular economy – reducing, reusing, repairing, recycling and transitioning to circular solutions. We now have a number of our key products which are truly Circular. These are now scored to the new TM66 Lighting Product Circularity metric, which have been verified by the Lighting Industry Association. We also have an internal repair service offered to customers as a free service within the warranty period. We are proud to be able to support British manufacturing to substantially reduce our environmental impact, whilst also recognising the need to create a sustainable business offering clients’ projects the value they require.

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Mindful supply

We have been working with our suppliers to provide us with sustainable packaging, free from plastic. Eco friendly labels can now be found on our boxes. Loop logos can be found on most packaging showing that it is both 100% recycled and recyclable. Deliveries are more coordinated than ever to minimise mileage where possible.

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Carbon footprint

Keeping our carbon footprint as low as possible is important for us all. We are Planet Mark certified and are committed to measuring and reducing this vital element. We will be communicating our progress as we drive to become carbon neutral as this develops here.

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Our team

Volunteering is important to us as a team. Starting with our 40th Anniversary, where each team member committed to contribute to society with over 40 challenges throughout 2021. From cycling, running and swimming, to Brilliant Breakfasts, to Movember and the Reverse Advent Calendar Challenge, we all contributed to raising money for numerous different charities. We now offer the team volunteering days to further support great causes.

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Our Team.
Our Team.

Our passion for lighting design and innovation is powered by a team of dedicated experts. With a deep appreciation for the transformative power of light, our teams collaborate seamlessly to bring your project to life.

 

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Sally Storey, Creative Director at John Cullen Lighting
SALLY STOREY
CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Herman van Driel, CEO at John Cullen Lighting
HERMAN VAN DRIEL
CEO
Luke Thomas, Design Director John Cullen Lighting
LUKE THOMAS
DESIGN DIRECTOR
Design Director Rebecca Nambiar
REBECCA NAMBIAR
MANAGING DIRECTOR - DESIGN
Jamie Rosso, Managing Director of Sales, John Cullen
JAMIE ROSSO
MANAGING DIRECTOR - SALES
James Gardner, Finance Director at John Cullen Lighting
JAMES GARDNER
FINANCE DIRECTOR
Sabrina Fiorina, Design Director EU at John Cullen Lighting
SABRINA FIORINA
DESIGN DIRECTOR - EU
Alex O'Brien, Head of Business Development at John Cullen Lighting
ALEX O’BRIEN
International Specification Manager (UK, Ire, N. Europe)
Alex Phillips, Head of UK Sales at John Cullen Lighting
ALEX PHILLIPS
HEAD OF UK SALES
Sarah Roberts Headshot, Marketing Director at John Cullen Lighting
SARAH ROBERTS
MARKETING DIRECTOR
Matt Healey, Head of Product at John Cullen Lighting
MATT HEALEY
HEAD OF PRODUCT
Monika Andruszkiewicz, Head of Supply Chain, John Cullen Lighting
MONIKA ANDRUSZKIEWICZ
HEAD OF SUPPLY CHAIN
Sarah Kirk headshot, Head of HR at John Cullen Lighting
SARAH KIRK
Head of Human Resources
Baptiste Laulhe-Desauw, Sales Manager EU at John Cullen Lighting
BAPTISTE LAULHE-DESAUW
SALES MANAGER - EUROPE
Estefania Marquez, Design Associate at John Cullen Lighting
ESTEFANIA MARQUEZ
DESIGN ASSOCIATE
Callum McCouglin, Assembly Manager at John Cullen Lighting
CALLUM MCLOUGHLIN
ASSEMBLY MANAGER
Hazel Park, Senior Designer at John Cullen Lighting
HAZEL PARK
SENIOR LIGHTING DESIGNER
Alexander Leck, Senior Product Designer at John Cullen Lighting
ALEXANDER LECK
SENIOR PRODUCT DESIGNER
Fiona Harvey, Senior Designer at John Cullen Lighting
FIONA HARVEY
SENIOR LIGHTING DESIGNER
Vanessa Macedo, Senior Lighting Designer at John Cullen Lighting
VANESSA MACEDO
SENIOR LIGHTING DESIGNER
Matthew Allen-Olivar, Senior Lighting Designer at John Cullen Lighting
MATTHEW ALLEN-OLIVAR
SENIOR LIGHTING DESIGNER
Charissa Gorospe, Accountant at John Cullen Lighting
CHARISA GOROSPE
ACCOUNTANT
Tino D'Agate, Lighting Designer at John Cullen Lighting
TINO D’AGATE
LIGHTING DESIGNER
Arij Fahem, Lighting Designer at John Cullen Lighting
ARIJ FAHEM
LIGHTING DESIGNER
Wasim Akram, Lighting Technician at John Cullen Lighting
WASIM AKRAM
LIGHTING TECHNICIAN
Suraj Francis, Lighting Designer at John Cullen Lighting
SURAJ FRANCIS
LIGHTING DESIGNER
Sujil Surendran, Operations Engineer at John Cullen Lighting
SUJIL SURENDRAN
OPERATIONS ENGINEER
Nina Arceo, Operations Coordinator at John Cullen Lighting
NIñA ARCEO
OPERATIONS COORDINATOR
Lordelisa Tan, Sales Coordinator at John Cullen
LORDELISA TAN
SALES COORDINATOR
Marian Erandio, Junior Lighting Designer at John Cullen
MARIAN ERANDIO
JUNIOR LIGHTING DESIGNER
Karizza Abuzman, Showroom assistant at John Cullen Lighting
KARIZZA ABUZMAN
SHOWROOM ASSISTANT
Kevin Escaler, Junior Lighting Designer at John Cullen
KEVIN ESCALER
JUNIOR LIGHTING DESIGNER
Febi Varghese, Sales Support Engineer at John Cullen
FEBI VARGHESE
SALES SUPPORT ENGINEER
Elaine Hernandez, Senior Lighting Designer
ELAINE HERNANDEZ
SENIOR LIGHTING DESIGNER
Denish Raju, Electrical Engineering Manager at John Cullen
DENISH RAJU
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING MANAGER
ADI HATZOR lighting designer at john cullen lighting
ADI HATZOR
LIGHTING DESIGNER
Luke Shiner
LUKE SHINER
LIGHTING DESIGNER
Klein Brematahs Lighting Design Assistant at John Cullen Lighting
KLEIN BREMATHAS
LIGHTING DESIGNER
Holly Reeve, Lighting Design Assistant at John Cullen Lighting
HOLLY REEVE
Lighting Design Assistant
Aysegul Tirkaz, Specification Sales UAE at John Cullen Lighting
AYSEGUL TIRKAZ
SPECIFICATION SALES MANAGER UAE
Hafiz Mustafaey, Tech Services Engineer at John Cullen Lighting
HAFIZ MUSTAFAEY
TECHNICAL SERVICES ENGINEER
Alex Steele, Technical team, John Cullen Lighting
ALEX STEELE
TECHNICAL SUPPORT & SERVICE ENGINEER
Chris Emmons, Supply Chain John Cullen Lighting
CHRIS EMMONS
PROCUREMENT & PLANNING MANAGER
Roxanne Carter, Sales Team Lead at John Cullen Lighting
ROXANNE CARTER
SALES TEAM LEAD
Hilario Williams, Warehouse Manager at John Cullen Lighting
HILARIO WILLIAMS
WAREHOUSE MANAGER
Loetitia Delais, London Showroom Coordinator at John Cullen Lighting
LOETITIA DELAIS
SHOWROOM COORDINATOR - LONDON
Rachel Berner headshot, Senior Brand Manager at John Cullen Lighting
RACHEL BERNER
SENIOR BRAND MANAGER
Kitty Hatton headshot, Senior Project Coordinator at John Cullen Lighting
KITTY HATTON
SENIOR PROJECT COORDINATOR
Iain Brown, Business Development Manager at John Cullen Lighting
IAIN BROWN
Lighting and AV Partner Manager (UK)
Greg Lobina, Business Development Manager at John Cullen Lighting
GREG LOBINA
Lighting Specification Consultant (UK)
Ellie Boar Headshot, Lighting Designer at John Cullen Lighting
ELLIE BOAR
LIGHTING DESIGNER
Helene Pompiere headshot, EU Sales Support Exec at John Cullen Lighting
HÉLÈNE POMPIÈRE
EU SALES SUPPORT EXECUTIVE
David Chicheportiche, headshot, EU Sales Manager at John Cullen Lighting
DAVID CHICHEPORTICHE
EU SALES MANAGER
Solenne Bermudez headshot, EU Designer at John Cullen Lighting
SOLENNE BERMUDEZ
LIGHTING DESIGNER
Dina Eldokla, John Cullen Lighting
DINA ELDOKLA
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Tisha Rodrigues, John Cullen Lighting
TISHA RODRIGUES
Accountant
Khushali Patl, Business Development Manager at John Cullen Lighting
KHUSHALI PATEL
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
NIHAL ELMUSTAFA
NIHAL ELMUSTAFA
JUNIOR LIGHTING DESIGNER
JELENA SALIPUR, Business Development Manager at John Cullen Lighting
JELENA SALIPUR
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER