Business Consultant Jenny Holt has always been passionate about design and interiors and had a flair for creative projects. In 2016 she came up with the idea of making household items into lights, so set-up Charlie Howe Design from her home in Urchfont.
‘I use an eclectic mix of everyday items found in kitchens, bars & restaurants, turn them upside down and make them into lights. I’ve made lights from colanders, champagne coolers and Balti dishes. A kitchen shop in Wiltshire has one of my lights made from a teapot and I’ve also used shot glasses and cocktail shakers for customers wanting something smaller.’
The lights are quirky and fun while using quality electrics and fabric covered cables. Her range includes china, copper, glass and stainless steel. Whether installed in a kitchen, restaurant or office they’re a real talking point as people inevitably stop and look at them.
‘The reaction has been incredibly positive and people always comment on how fabulous they are. I also do bespoke commissions and was recently approached to make a light from a large oak box. The box hangs from the ceiling and is hung using heavy chains. It looks fantastic. If you have something old that you think would make a good light or just want something different get in touch. I’d love to help.’
Wiltshire has so much creative talent - I'm extremely pleased to be part of this special county.