John Cullen founder of John Cullen Lighting


At John Cullen Lighting we believe in enhancing the enjoyment of spaces through light. From the very beginning to the present day, this 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.


Sally Storey, Creative Director of John Cullen Lighting

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 1981 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.

The map below shows the more than 45 countries where you will find our light fittings.

map of over 45 countries with projects from John Cullen

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