For over 30 years, Sally Storey has been guiding John Cullen Lighting, founded Lighting Design International company, and gathered a talented team of designers from a variety of backgrounds: architecture, theatre design, fine art, product design and engineering.
Sally has been pushing the boundaries of technology and design to create outstanding spaces and memorable experiences. She has written three well-received books on lighting and often contributes to the national and international press. Sally Storey’s contribution to the Lighting Industry is tremendous!
Sally Storey studied architecture at Bristol University and in her second year was awarded the scholarship of the year. She was fascinated with how natural light and artificial light transformed a building and chose this as her thesis and never looked back.
Sally Storey, Design Director of Lighting Design International and John Cullen Lighting, is one of the UK’s leading lighting experts. Her extensive knowledge and experience have led to her travelling all over the world designing lighting schemes for esteemed brands, individuals and corporate clients.
Sally is a regular speaker at interior design and architectural events and conferences, plus is a judge on many interior and lighting panels – she is currently a judge for the Super Yacht Design & Innovation Awards.
Recent projects include the Kimpton Fitzroy London, Hotel Café Royal, L’Oscar, the multi-award-winning Fera at Claridge’s Hotel, The Lanesborough Hotel Spa, The Connaught Hotel, Ham Yard Hotel, The Savoy, Temple Church, Grocer’s Hall, Grand Hotel Cap-Ferrat, Emirates Palace Hotel Dubai, Crosby Street Hotel New York, St Regis Venice and Four Seasons Hotels including the spa at the Four Seasons George V.
Sally has also been involved in Private Residences and Palaces worldwide as well as numerous Super Yachts including the award-winning Topaz (J8), Northern Star, MY& SY Twizzle, JOY, Faith, Hasna, Lady S and most recently Archelon.
Sally has brought her residential lighting experience to create outstanding lighting schemes that make the stunning spectacular and has been a key advocate in promoting residential lighting as a vital element of interior design.
No matter the budget, lighting can transform and make simple materials look elegant. Sally’s passion and enthusiasm for lighting never fade and still come through when lecturing today. She is currently working on her fourth book on residential lighting which aims to help one understand new technology and how best to use it. This is aimed at interior designers, architects and the homeowner. Making people aware of their environment will hopefully influence and push the standards of lighting in work and leisure.
Sally Storey’s Publications:
- Lighting: Recipes and Ideas London: Quadrille, 2000
- Lighting by Design London: Pavilion, 2002
- Perfect Lighting London: Jacqui Small, 2008
Sally is currently working on a new book on residential lighting for RIBA called: “Inspired by Light: A design guide to transforming the home.”
About John Cullen Lighting
Founded in 1981 in London, John Cullen Lighting has positioned itself as a global leader in luxury residential lighting design and supply. For almost 40 years, the company has been responsible for delivering some of the world’s very best luxury residential and hospitality lighting schemes.
Operating from offices in London, Paris, Dubai and Mumbai, John Cullen Lighting is well placed to provide the very highest standards of design and engineering excellence to any scale of the project. Internationally acclaimed, discreet light fittings provide the tools to deliver outstanding lighting for both interiors and landscapes. All are designed in-house and proudly manufactured in the UK. A bespoke award-winning design service is offered to ensure that products are used to optimum effect to create stunning lighting effects.
In 1986, on the death of John Cullen, Sally was left to run and drive the design side of John Cullen Lighting which specialised in residential lighting. At the same time, Sally set up Lighting Design International to cope with requests for lighting commercial projects such as JP Morgan Chase & Co, Goldman Sachs and large hotels.
About Lighting Design International
Lighting Design International is one of the most established independent lighting consultancies in the world. They have been creating adventures in lighting for over 35 years under the direction of Sally Storey and bridge the gap between architecture and engineering, utilising artistry hand in hand with cutting-edge lighting technology to render space and material, evoking emotion and creating inviting and dramatic spaces.
As one of the world’s foremost lighting design consultancies, they don’t just work with light, they understand it – the role it plays in affecting the mood and sense of well-being, how it combines with surface and form to create a single dramatic effect, and how it can bring an otherwise unremarkable space to life. Their highly trained long-established creative team comes from diverse design backgrounds, allowing them to deliver practical expertise and luxurious bespoke detailing through their uniquely creative approach to suit any project brief.
Lighting Design International’s portfolio boasts projects of every scope and scale, from boutique chic to classic opulence. But while their clients may be diverse, they have one thing in common – they demand the best and, when considering lighting, they understand the distinction between the exceptional and what is merely functional. Hotel projects include the award-winning Kimpton Fitzroy London, The Dixon, Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva, Four Seasons Astir Palace Athens and Hotel Grand Bretagne Athens. Retail projects include multiple areas in Harrods – Technology, Men’s Shoes, Superbrands, Fine Dining and Food Halls. Their experience also covers high-end residential estates around the world such as the UK, Paris, South of France, USA, Dubai, Doha, Kuwait and the Caribbean. Lighting Design International is also involved in the ultimate luxury, superyachts.