We believe being both gives us the distinct advantage of in-house expertise to create and deliver truly exceptional design.

Our Mission

We believe light is integral to the architectural and human experience, but is also little understood and poorly designed. As a profession, Worldwide, we can do better. Since our very beginnings we have pushed boundaries. Continuing this tradition, we aim to change how light as an artform is viewed through the innovation of new techniques, solutions and products.

We believe our culture of change, our diversity of expertise, our structure of continued education, exploratory design and the professionalism of our supply put us in an unrivalled position to do this.


Willie Duggan, our grandfather, set up his lighting and electrical business in 1935 at a time when electricity was in its infancy in Ireland. He fostered a love of design working in Kilkenny Design workshops, which in the 50’s brought creators together from all over Europe.

His son, our father, also Willie Duggan, worked for the family business while playing rugby for both Ireland and the Lions. Always looking forward on retirement from sport, he and his wife Ellen grew the company into the largest designer lighting supplier in the country. Forever thinking differently, they were the first in the country to introduce lighting design, bespoke lighting and to import designer brands from Europe.

Now the business is in its third generation, run by Monica and Willie Duggan, and just like the previous two, we pride ourselves on our difference.

Our Team