Light It Up with Hermon Hermon

Image source: Photographer Megan Gill

Beautiful lighting can literally brighten up your lives and take your home to the next level. Pete Goodlet meets an illuminating couple bringing stunning handmade pieces to Noosa.

In a lofty warehouse space in Noosa’s industrial zone, you will discover Hermon Hermon and its range of handcrafted lighting that will take your breath away. 

Originally an iconic interiors store in Richmond, Melbourne, Hermon Hermon was established by design luminaries Barbara and John Hermon and was the go-to for Melbourne designers, architects and renovators looking for individual pieces to complete their projects. 

Lighting was a huge passion for the Hermons and on retirement they looked for an equally-passionate couple to carry on the Hermon Hermon Lighting range. The obvious choice was two of their best customers, husband and wife team Susanne Anthony and David Hulstone.

The opportunity to continue the Hermon’s legacy was perfect for Susanne, an interior designer who ran a furniture retail store for twenty-seven years; and David who is a qualified electrician with a love of lighting.

As with many of us, Noosa was calling and the opportunity to bring Hermon Hermon Lighting to Queensland was the perfect way to venture north.

Perched above the Blink Living Showroom in Rene Street Noosaville, Susanne and David have created a light-lover’s haven with the stunning range of pendant lighting and lamps on display.

A focus on design, craftsmanship and sustainability delivers a collection of lighting that can only add to the wow factor of your home – and create a special warmth and conversations piece that character lights can bring. 

Architects, designers and decorators know the true value of good lighting – it will make your home sing; lifting your eyes upwards and drawing you into a space with an ambience that wraps you in a warm embrace. 

Susanne and David, who both studied lighting at RMIT, can guide you through the a choice in pendants and lamps until your home is lumen perfect. 

With electrician Dave on hand, you are not limited by standard fittings, and he can extend the flexible cable to suit even the loftiest of Noosa ceilings. 

It’s a bonus that all these beautiful lights are both ethically and sustainably created with each piece, designed and handmade by expert craftspeople.

In these days of long waits and supply delays it is important to note that Hermon Hermon have an excellent supply chain with their craftsmen in the Philippines and a stocked warehouse.

With a long history of supporting their designers and craftspeople, each supplier brings style, community, sustainability, and beauty to their lighting range. 

The Fandango Pendant by Danny Fang  is a vision in organic cotton and metal wire. It drifts in a whimsical fashion that draws the eye and many a compliment. 

Little People by Kenneth Cobonpue is a sculptural piece that must be seen to be appreciated. This beautiful conversation piece is made from salago pulp fiber over a powder coated metal frame and comes various forms from lamps to ceiling lights. 

Kris Kros, also by Kenneth, uses bamboo twigs and a powder coated metal frame in a range of shapes and colours.

Other stunning pieces includes a range from Schema Lighting which specialises in the twisting and weaving of metal wire to create timeless light pendants that play with light and shadow; Industria brings a mid-century bent to their metal lighting range that adds fantasy to form to create magic in steel; and Vulcan’s range of pendants feature a strong iron exterior with the interior glow of copper or gold. Vulcan is a major employer and supporter of its local community and creates beauty and opportunity in equal measure.

Susanne and David are justly proud of their range and the skills of the designers and craftsmen that bring that vision to life. They are thrilled to bring their passion and their bespoke range of lighting to Noosa. 

Call them to arrange an appointment of their fabulous illuminations and keep an eye on their socials for upcoming sparkling events.

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