Kathleen Hills

After setting up business in 2002, Kathleen has built up an impressive and extensive range of beautiful lighting and tabletop products. The products have been featured in many publications and have recieved various awards.

Kathleen’s lighting has been used on many exciting projects: The new Asos Headquarters, The Heron Tower Café, Whistles, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Jack Wills, Canterbury University and The Radisson Group of Hotels amongst others.

All Kathleen’s products are available here on this website. They are also sold in major stores such as Libertys, Fortnum and Mason, Heals and Le Bon Marche.

Having grown up in a manufacturing family, with her parents founding one of Londons last remaining die and sand casting foundries, Kathleen grew up with patterns and moulds in the home around her. Kathleen is fascinated in the process of making and it’s connection with industry. Her work draws on ideas of Britishness, promoting the quality of craftmanship and the process of manufacture.

Kathleen has a 1st class honours degree from Central St Martins and an MA from the Royal College of Art. She has been an associate lecturer in product design at Central St Martins for almost ten years. She is also a visiting lecturer at Kingston and Rochester Universities where she writes and runs projects promoting British manufacture through projects exploring slip-casting ceramics and also sand-casting metals with the help of her fathers foundry Maybrey Reliance