CHRISTOPHER BOOTS | architectural lighting

CHRISTOPHER BOOTS employs a refined artisanal approach to fabricate handcrafted architectural lighting collections.

Melding a material mix of metals, crystal and LED light source, Boots collaborates with glassblowers, bronze casters, coppersmiths, ceramists and sculptors to create a truly unique lighting range.

Industrial Designer Christopher spent half a decade helping the studio of award-winning design studio Geoffrey Mance, gaining extensive fabrication experience under-pinned by ongoing exploration of materiality – an ethos now integral to his own design practice..

CHRISTOPHER BOOTS launched his own studio in November 2011, where he and his team work closely with leading architects, interior designers, and private clients on a range of prestigious residential and commercial lighting projects.

Selected as one of 24 Australian designers as part of the Lexus Design Initiative, Boots’ lighting featured in the Lexus Design Pavilion at Melbourne’s Spring Racing Pavilion, the installation applauded by Monocle Magazine design editor Hugo McDonald.

Initially invited to exhibit in the major retrospective MELBOURNE DESIGN NOW (2013-14), the National Gallery of Victoria honoured Christopher by procuring his ORP Light that now permanently resides on the NGV mezzanine.

Most of my work is the culmination of years of research into nature, chemistry, cultural ergomonics, geopolitics and product design engineering. I’ve got stacks of sketch books over a decade and finding the right time and place to express these concepts is a birthing process in its own right.

The diamond ring was 7 years from concept to completion, as an example. 

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HERMES ‘Vetrine d’ Artiste’ – philanthropic collaborations with artists and designers for boutique windows.

HERMES invited Christopher  to envision the holiday windows of HERMES MADISON and HERMES MEN, the boutiques flanking Madison Avenue New York – the installation showcased from November 23, 2014 – January 2015.

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