The first commision
Charles started his career as an antique dealer in the 1970s, which allowed him to build an extensive knowledge of antique lighting and an eye for significant pieces. In 1992 following a conversation with renowned designer David Easton, Charles agreed to replicate one of his lanterns, leading to the design and manufacture side of the business. Since then, the collection has evolved to over 400 designs and today Charles Edwards is considered one of the leading designers and manufacturers of 19th and 20th Century inspired English, French and American lighting.
The permanent catalogue collection is a testament to the enduring passion of Charles for British heritage and timeless design, and recognisable by its consistency of styles which does not concede to trends or whims. The collection embraces the subtle and achieves a permanent style, characteristic of the English Country House look.