A Guide to Habitat Lighting UK

A Guide to Habitat Lighting UK

Habitat Lighting UK

Habitat is a name linked with a modern & contemporary design ethos. From its very beginnings in 1964 Habitat has built a reputation for providing design lead products of furniture, homeware and contemporary lighting. Started in 1964 by Terence Conran Habitat offered a new and “European” way of shopping and new and exciting range of products including a range of Habitat lighting. The first Habitat store to open was in Fulham in South West London. The store quickly became a success as it offered new & exciting designs in a wide range of everyday products and homewares. Habitat gave a new lease of life and offered new and funky designs to many household items that had, in post war Britain, become staid and predictable.
Following on from the success of the Fulham store Habitat opened a new flagship store in Tottenham Court Road in central London, the central London store opened in 1966, this was also the year that Habitat started a postal service for some of the Habitat range of products, this postal/delivery service is something we take for granted now but Habitat were trailblazers and offered the chance for everyone to have a touch of modern design in any British home. In 1971 Habitat started offering take away “flat pack” furniture for home assembly and by 1977 Habitat offered a House pack service which meant that larger items of furniture could be delivered to UK homes for self-assembly.
Habitat have always been forward thinking organisation both in terms of the customer experience and of course in design, over the years they have employed top names as head of design including in 1998 Tom Dixon.

I have reviewed some of the Tom Dixon range of lighting HERE.

Here are some of my favourites from the current Habitat UK Contemporary lighting range

Habitat Ceiling Lights

Habitat Lighting UKThe Ando Copper Flush Ceiling Light.

A modern design, flush mounting, ideal for smaller modern properties with lower ceilings.  W45 x H10 x D45cm

An original from the Habitat design studio, the Ando copper flush ceiling light uses integrated long-lasting, low-energy LED bulbs for maximum efficiency.
A modern contemporary design, this clean-lined light is finished with brushed copper faceted edges which add detail to an otherwise sleek design. Its integrated LED light and white diffuser emits a warming, soft glow, making it perfect for placing in a kitchen, dining room or bedroom.

Habitat Lighting UKThe Lowenna brass metal mesh ceiling light.

A strong statement piece of lighting from Habitat with a fluid design comprising fine, ribbon-like layers of brass mesh.  W52 x H25 x D48cm

Another Habitat in house design by James Cottingham and excusive to Habitat, the light has a contrasting black fabric cable and mirror-polished brass metal fittings.

Habitat Lighting UKThe Gerrit Black and White Ceiling Light shade.

The Gerrit black and white easy fit shade’s layered design and monochrome colour palette will add a sense of calm into your home.  Extended: W70 x H22 x D70cm.

A handmade lampshade, this light’s minimalist design is made from white cotton and finished with a black trim for maximum visual impact. Gerrit’s two-tiered design helps emit a soft glow when lit and creates a striking centrepiece when unlit. The shade has an Orioen5tal feel to its design.
A Habitat original design, this sleek design looks best hung low over a dining table.
The Gerrit is easy to fit into your current pendant fitting quickly and easily, so there’s no need for an electrician.

Habitat Wall Lights

Habitat Lighting UKThe Tessellate Gold brushed metal wall light

Tessellate gold metal LED wall art is designed by Aaron Probyn. W57 x H68 x D4cm

This large Habitat-exclusive wall decoration is a dazzling statement piece, perfect for the hallway or sitting room.The design’s 3D geometric pattern reflects and enhances the light emitted, providing tonal contrast, while its shape allows it to be used in multiples.

The Harper LED Wall Light in a brass finish.

W12 x H26 x D8cm. Colour: Brass/White
Give your home a luxe finish with the exclusive to Habitat Harper LED wall light brass.

The modern chic design features a structured brushed brass metal frame that supports 3 stacked opal glass globes. Emitting a soft, warm glow, it’s perfect for creating ambient lighting, making it ideal for the bedroom or a hallway. The design has a retro feel with a nod to the 1970s space age. As it has integrated LED bulbs, Harper is long-lasting and energy efficient. It’s wired into the wall resulting in a sleek, smart finish.

Habitat Lighting UKThe Ball Metal Wall Light.

W12 x H10 x D16cm. Shown in Yellow – Available in a range of colours

Perfect for use as a reading light in the bedroom, the Ball yellow metal wall light is a classic design that requires no wiring. Another 1970s inspired wall light, a modern version of the classic retro eyeball lights. Simply screw the steel mounting plate onto the wall and plug in the transparent cord, which has an inline switch, and the light is ready for use.A great feature is the magnetic base that allows the light’s head to swivel, making it completely adjustable for directional light, and the design is available in other colours.

Habitat Table Lamps

Habitat Lighting UKThe Habitat Ribbon large metal table lamp

Shown in Gold and available in other finishes and in three sizes. W26 x H51 x D34cm.

This iconic and award-winning Ribbon sculptural metal table lamp in gold finish is a contemporary classic designed exclusively for Habitat by Claire Norcross. Inspired by the shapes that are created when a ribbon is in movement, the form of the Ribbon lamp was developed through an exploration of origami and paper crafts.

Habitat Lighting UKThe Habitat Tia Sculptural wooden table lamp.

D35 x H46cm. Colour: Natural with Black shade.

The Tia wooden table lamp base ash features a sculptural design in an ash rubber wood. Tapping into the biophilic trend of bringing outdoor elements inside, this lamp will lend natural charm to your home décor, with its twisted profile helping to highlight the grain of the wood. Paired with the Drum Silk Black shade, the Tia table lamp makes a striking statement in any home.

Habitat Lighting UKThe Ivar Black and Brass Touch Table Lamp

D20 x H46cm. Colour: Black/Brass

A stylish update on a vintage look is provided with the Ivar black and brass touch table lamp. With a black spun metal shade and brass metal detailing, the light balances modern retro design with a sleek finish. Fitted with a three-stage touch function, simply touch the base and change the brightness to suit your needs.  Doubling up as both a desk light and a bedside light, the lamp looks best when paired with a decorative, dimmable bulb and is perfect for smaller spaces. Also available as a wall light allowing uniformity of lighting in any space.

Habitat Floor Lamps & Lampshades

Habitat also offers a range of Floor lamps and lampshades which will fit into any space. The Habitat Floor lamps are versatile, providing task and ambient light, and adding interest to any space. The Habitat Lighting UK collection includes minimalist wooden pole designs and distinctive tripod floor lamps, metal lamps with angled heads for reading, and classic and iconic overreach lamps for illuminating dining tables.
A new Habitat lampshade will transform a room in an instant. The range covers shades for table lamps, ceiling lights and floor lamps in glass, metal, paper and more. For a modern interior try our drum lamp shades or silk or velvet designs. The easy fit ceiling lampshades allow an easy, modern and designer refresh of your rooms main light.


Habitat has always offered products that are lead by design, they have a wide range of in- house designs and Habitat exclusives which will only be found at the Habitat website and in Habitat stores. The hidden and often overlooked gem of Habitat is affordability, the range has something for all pockets.

Please have an explore of the Habitat Lighting range HERE.

I hope you have found the Habitat range of designer lighting of interest.
As always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Michael Adkins. michael@hertfordshire-lighting.com

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10 thoughts on “A Guide to Habitat Lighting UK

  1. Wow, they have very beautiful, modern and classic designs. 

    I completely understand why after seeing them can be led to believe that they are very expensive. But I had to check the website for myself to see ( I am very curious by nature). And I can pretty much confirm that there is something for every pocket.

    I have a question, does Habitat lighting accept working in collaboration with interior designers? It will really be great to have it included in my current home design but I am not sure if what I want will fit in the design. If it is possible then my interior designer will see what will fit better.


    1. Hi There. Regarding interior designs – If you go to the Habitat website there is an “Inspiration” tab that has ideas and interior design tips and ideas.

      Regards Michael

  2. Lovely designs, they seem to be a cross between lighting and art. Love some of the items that you highlighted in your post, although I would appreciate them more if there were more “lifestyle” images of these items…. how would they look in an ensemble versus just having a picture of the item. 

    1. Hi Bob. Thank you for the comment, It is a difficult balance to get the lifestyle image versus showing the product in detail, however there are many good “in use” images on the Habitat website.

  3. Hello there, thank you for sharing this very detailed and informative post on Habitat  lighting.  I heard of Habitat from my son insisting that the only brand of lighting he wants in his room is Habitat, hence I decided to do research on the brand and I must confess that have beautiful form and the designs are just so nice. 

    i really now understand why he wants Habitat lighting.

    thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi – Thank you for the comment – My grandchildren both have vintage Habitat lamps next to their beds, Habitat make lighting for all types of settings.

      Regards Michael

  4. Helooo Dear, this is really an fascinating piece on habitat lighting uk. I have seen some articles on this before, but I must confess this is more detailed and well constructed with quality content. Like you earlier mentioned, the Habitat has indeed always offered products that are lead by design. Their design are always catchy and beautiful. I have seen some of all these lightings before and they’re really Cool. As a matter of fact, we do make use of the Harper LED Wall Light in our local Church. It’s beautiful. 

    1. Hi – Yes Habitat always has been “cool” – Its all about being a bit different but with fine design. Michael

  5. Hey nice article you have there. When it comes to lightning on interior’s , choosing a products that will gives you the comfort you seek, durable to use and gives you value for your money is essential. One unique feature that I like about  the Habitat lighting is the designs and materials used. Good quality at a reasonable price.

    1. Hi There – Habitat does have a great balance of quality and price.

      Regards Michael

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