Kalmar provides bespoke lighting for The Standard, London

Lighting manufacturer Kalmar was commissioned by Shawn Hausman to create bespoke lighting for The Standard, London.

Housed in the former Camden Town Hall Annex in London’s King’s Cross neighbourhood, the building, which dates back to 1974, has been meticulously restored and now houses The Standard’s first hotel outside America.

In the search for the right lighting supplier, Shawn Hausman and his team were conducting research into light fittings of the 70s and stumbled upon Kalmar’s vintage lighting pieces. Unique pieces, such as chandeliers and sconces dating back to the 60s and 70s, became the source of inspiration for this project.

A revival of vintage lighting, 2400 table lamps, floor lamps, sconces, chandeliers and pendants were custom designed for the 266 guestrooms of The Standard and its many public areas such as the Double Standard, The Library Lounge, Sounds Studio and restaurant Decimo.

Kalmar revived a selection of iconic designs by JT Kalmar including Quadrat TL and Häkchen table lamps for rooms and suites. The manufacturer also reproduce its custom “ice glass” wall sconces Soria WL and Venini chandelier for the Sweeties Rooftop Bar.

Under the stewardship of five generations, Kalmar is a family business producing luxury luminaires and bespoke lighting solutions for projects of distinction since 1881. Decades of know-how, technical expertise, and close collaboration with leading architects and designers has made Kalmar a trusted partner supplying marine, hospitality, commercial and residential projects around the world.