It’s been almost 40 years since David Village and his wife Elizabeth decided to go into business together, and they’ve had no trouble keeping the lights on ever since.
Stocking over 60 brands, including high end names such as Artemide, Louis Poulsen, Moooi and Tom Dixon, David Village Lighting have been providing quality lighting solutions since the day they first opened.
“We started the business because there really wasn’t anywhere good to buy modern lighting in Sheffield, or anywhere really” says David.
After opening their first showroom on Ecclesall Road in 1981, they immediately saw that they weren’t alone in their desire for contemporary lighting, and it wasn’t long before the business had grown so much that they needed a larger space to keep up with increasing demand.
Today, it’s David and Elizabeth’s son James at the helm as managing director, and the business has moved once again. After 16 years on West Street, David Village Lighting needed more space, and there’s no doubt that their Broomhill showroom has this in abundance.
Four times the size of their previous showroom, their new space (located just off Fulwood Road) opened to the public in February after an 18 month refurbishment.
The space sat empty for 17 years before purchased by David, so there was a lot of work to be done to turn it into what it is today. The showroom, warehouse and offices now all sit together, helping the business run more efficiently not only for the staff, but for customers too.
When walking into the showroom, it’s almost like walking into a gallery. Each lighting fixture is perfectly displayed so you can get a real idea of how it would fit in to your own home, and whether you’ve walked in knowing exactly what you want or you’re in need of a bit of guidance, the team are ready to help you walk back out with a smile on your face.
The showroom features over 20 branded spaces, with at least 10 of the best lights from each brand on display, something you’ll struggle to find in other showrooms across the country.
All of the lights on display in the showroom are also available to purchase on the David Village Lighting website, where you can also find information on the wide range of brands they stock.
Much more than just a shop, “we’re a professional lighting company,” says David. “You won’t just walk out with a light in a box”.
Offering a complete lighting design service, the team at David Village Lighting can help you not only find the perfect lights for you, but help you design your space and find the perfect place for your new fixture.
David Village Lighting also provide lighting to commercial clients, having worked with companies such as Google, as well as interior designers for The Shard and The Gherkin buildings in London.
A truly professional lighting company, we’re lucky to have David Village Lighting right on our doorstep. Pop by any time for a chat and a browse, and their wonderful team will be more than happy to assist you.
David Village Lighting
5 Ashgate Road, Sheffield, S10 3BZ
Tel: 0114 263 4266www.davidvillagelighting.co.uk