NOOK LONDON in short
Nook London is an East London based retailer of industrial and vintage inspired lighting and homeware accessories. Founded by St Martins grad Hattie Hollins in 2011, Nook London has grown from a one-woman show to a bustling East London office.
Proudly home to the leading brand of vintage factory style lighting, Nostalgia Lights and Nostalgia Lights Reserve, Nook London can be found across Europe and further afield in hundreds of design, concept and homeware stores. With its recent expansion from lighting specialist into more generalised homeware, Nook London stands strong as a formidable pioneer of the vintage industrial style.
HOW WE BEGAN
We began in 2011 as one woman in her living room, with a £350 website and a love for interior and industrial design; the product range consisted of two styles of decorative filament light bulb, packaged in hand designed (by Hattie) Kraft boxes.
One year on and although still in her living room, Hattie had grown the business to already include amongst her reputable client list some of the leading design retailers in the UK.
As interest in the products grew, so did the business leading to the move to the first business premises in neighboring Bethnal Green; the existing business was then reformed as Nook London and introduced the newly reworked Nostalgia Lights brand; boasting a full and complete offering of vintage industrial inspired lighting, geared specifically for the European retail market.
In a few years the business had grown from one woman at home to a bustling Nook London team, offering two leading brands of vintage inspired lighting; comprised of light bulbs, pendant sets, lamp shades and components.
Our ethos is simple; producing well-made products that team practicality with inspiring design.
NOSTALGIA LIGHTS AND NOSTALGIA LIGHTS RESERVE (NLR)
“Nostalgia Lights is reminiscent of a by-gone era, Nostalgia is the feeling of being reminiscent, reminiscent of a time passed, our products are made in the image of the aesthetic of this time”
The Nostalgia Lights brand is our incredibly high quality, accessible offering of vintage inspired lighting, produced predominantly in the UK, the brand is geared specifically towards offering customers the highest quality bespoke light fittings. Each product individually packaged into beautifully designed recycled packaging, making it an individual, beautifully presented product. Nostalgia Lights consists of a full range of decorative filament light bulbs, a variety of ready made or bespoke made Pendant Sets, lamp shades, lighting accessories and fabric cable. Our new LED extra long life bulbs mark our step into the energy efficient world.
Nostalgia Lights Reserve (NLR) is the sub brand of Nostalgia Lights and is comprised of exclusively designed products by us. Keeping in the Nook London vein, the NLR brand has industrial vintage design running through its core and presents the fusion of true industrial inspired design with a modern twist. The result is an exclusive offering of high-end lighting products.
With a genuine interest in design and an understanding of what its like to start as a small enterprise, we have a very keen interest in supporting young designers and brands, so are always on the lookout for new products to showcase on the Nook London site.
If you are a designer or have a brand that you feel would fit Nook London please get in contact with one of our buyers via partner[@]nooklondon.com with info about you and your products and we’ll surely get back to you.
WHO WE DO IT FOR
The wonderful Public:
All of our products are available to the global public through our website, or if you’d rather see Nostalgia Lights first hand send an email to hello[@]nooklondon.com we can advise of the closest stockist to you.
From global architects firms to bespoke design studios, our trade clients are a crucial part of our business, with Nostalgia Lights seeing the refit of numerous hotels, bars, offices and home renovations.
If you are working on a trade basis and interested in placing a larger order, please send your enquiry to B2BOrders[@]nooklondon.com and we can assist with an accurate quote.
Reseller T&C’s: T&C’s for resellers
Nostalgia Lights is stocked by some of the most prestigious home-ware, design and concept stores within Europe, Hong Kong and Japan (and further afield). Ranging from design heavy-weights such as the Conran Shop, to ground breaking boutiques.
If you are a stockist interested in our range please contact us via B2Borders@nooklondon.com.