13th July 2021

It’s Good(wood) to be back

Stately homes across the country have had a quiet time for the past year and we’re glad that this hiatus has come to an end. We’ve had the pleasure of advising the public and private owners of scores of stately homes and palaces the length and breadth of the country. Apsley House, Blenheim Palace, Hampton Court, Waddesdon Manor, Kensington Palace, Kenwood House and Beaulieu Palace House are just some of the places in which we have brought ‘art to light’.

A nine-year-long project that we are proud to have recently completed is Goodwood House. It was here that we originally developed the technology to miniaturise the picture lighting system, and re-house it in a more aesthetically pleasing housing. Now completed, we have replaced the picture lights in almost every room in the house on around 300 paintings. Each one now has museum grade long-life LED lighting, which can be individually dimmed, so that lux levels can be adjusted to ensure the respective work of art remains undamaged by light. Installation of LED lighting has significantly increased cost efficiency, saving approximately £8,500 in energy and maintenance costs. As with all of our historic home clients, we ensured that Goodwood received an industry-leading picture lighting product that enabled the greatest cost efficiency and supported sustainability objectives.

Goodwood House’s Music Room with artworks lit by TM Goodwood Picture Lights. All rights reserved.

Museums Reopening

Institutions too have been empty for much of last year and we are thrilled they are now able to open once more – we say our work brings art to light, but it needs an audience to appreciate this. We have advised museums such as the Science Museum, V&A, National Gallery, Foundling Museum and Fitzwilliam Museum, and look forward to returning to these places soon.

The projects we undertake in museums offer a variety of complex challenges when illuminating displays and individual objects. At the Science Museum we supplied lighting pieces to illuminate Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery, which is aimed at engaging younger visitors with science. At the other end of the spectrum but just across the road, our lighting pieces have been used in the Victoria & Albert Museum during the London Design Festival to illuminate individual pieces of collectible design, such as Henry Vibskov’s work, The Onion Farm. For this project we utilised our TM G150 spotlight, ideal for the high-performance narrow optics necessary to illuminate specific parts of a work.

Installation view Henry Vibskov’s The Onion Farm at the Victoria & Albert Museum. All rights reserved.

Wonderlab and installation view of The Equinor Gallery, at the Science Museum. Photography of Science Museum is courtesy of Michael Grubb Studio. All rights reserved.


Launching the TM ArtDownlight, TM MagPoint and TM GalleryForty

We strive to always be at the forefront of art lighting technology in all contexts, whether it be a gallery or domestic space. The past year has given us time to develop a range of new products to ensure our technologies can be utilised anywhere. Designed with the residential private collector in mind, the ArtDownlight and MagPoint™ is a miniature trimless downlight with a 2cm aperture that uses a high quality of light: 98CRI LED. The light provides the discreet nature of a downlight with the flexibility of a track lighting system. These small downlights can be plugged into the aperture and where a spotlight is not required, a blanking plate can be added and removed as needed and as the art collection evolves and grows. Installation is simple and fast, minimising both time and cost and, thanks to its specially designed bezel, it provides a minimal aesthetic with minimum effort.

Rendering of the TM ArtDownlight (using the TM MagPoint™ system). All rights reserved.


Rendering of the TM GalleryForty accent light. All rights reserved.

LAPADA Leaders

LAPADA Leaders is a series of online events featuring conversations between LAPADA CEO, Freya Simms, and leading captains of culture. The ‘Art & Hospitality: Curating to Host’ edition featured an esteemed panel including art entrepreneur and Founder of MTArt Agency, Marine Tanguy, Krishma Singh Dear, Head of Design at The Londoner and our very own Harry Triggs, who came together to discuss the evolving role of art in hotels and restaurants. You can find the full conversation here.

With the relaxation of government restrictions, TM Lighting can now conduct in-person visits and consultations. We are also continuing to offer virtual appointments and consultations where in-person visits may not be possible. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss how we can illuminate and lift your collections. We look forward to seeing you – virtually or in real-life – soon.