John Hollington Design is a small award-winning design studio whose lighting and homeware designs are inspired by the clean lines and geometrical forms of modernist art and architecture.

John Hollington Design also carries out commissions and collaborations for retailers, interior designers, architects and landscape architects.

Sustainable Design

Our designs combine attention to detail, simplicity of form and quality craftsmanship to produce products that, if coveted and taken care of, will last for a lifetime – a sustainable concept in our throw-away culture.

All our lighting designs use low energy LED bulbs.

Our lighting designs are made with a cradle to cradle environmental philosophy by using recycled materials such as brass and aluminium which are in turn are 100% recyclable.

We use low impact packaging using biodegradable and recyclable materials.

By partnering with local family owned living wage businesses for materials and services our designs have low product miles.

We are proud to support Britain’s rich heritage of quality manufacturing and the artisan crafts such as metal spinning.


Northern Design Awards 2017 - Finalist - Designer Maker

Northern Design Festival 2016 - Award Winner - Best use of materials

Northern Design Awards 2016 - Finalist - Product Design

New Designers 2015 - Absolut Loves - one of top 30 designs at show

Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 - Long-listed - 3D Design

New Design Britain 2014 - Finalist

Exhibitions & Shows

York Design Week 2019

Clerkenwell Design Week 2019

Maison & Objet - Wood & Wire x John Hollington Design 2019

Effects 2018

Clerkenwell Design Week 2018

Effects 2017

Clerkenwell Design Week 2017

Yorkshire Sculpture Park - MADE showcase 2017

Design Event 2016

London Design Festival - Featured by Eporta at Super Brands 2016

Top Drawer 2016

The Hepworth Wakefield - Yorkshire: Hepworth, Moore and the Landscape showcase 2016

New Designers 2015

Interiors UK 2014

Projects & Collaborations

Display design for Baby Come Home, an installation by Gaia Blandini in York, 2019

Gallery display of coloured pendant lights for Bloom York, 2019

Co-founding and organising Effects Design Market, a curated selling exhibition of modern design, held in York, 2017 & 2018

Design and making of exhibition displays for Art + Activism, an exhibition of arts and activism from around the world, Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York, 2018