Meet the Makers - Bright Corner
Bright Corner create simple, sophisticated and safe nightlights in locally sourced sustainable materials all designed & manufactured here in the U.K. A truly beautiful & magical range of lights that are not only nursery friendly but would sit happily in any bedroom or living space! Inspired by nature & wholesome simple living these lights give a warm & welcoming glow and are available in 4 different designs - Star Tent, Townhouse, Woodland & Welsh Cottage all with a natural jute cord, perfect for creating Hygge inspired lighting! Blue Brontide interviewed the maker of these stunning night-lights, Chloe Harrison, to learn the story behind the brand . . .
How did Bright Corner all begin?
I always wanted to run my own little business doing something creative and after I had my little girl I couldn't find a well designed, wooden nightlight for her bedroom, they were all plastic and too kiddy for me. So I decided to make my own and then realised that my lights could work for adults and children in any space.
What would you say the values & ethos is behind Bright Lights?
Where do you find inspiration when designing your beautiful lights?
What does 'making' mean to you?
'Making' brings me a sense of satisfaction and joy.
What sustainable materials do you use to make your lights and why did you choose them?
My lights are made from FSC approved wood, which means it is from a sustainable source. I chose to use Birch Ply as I love the layers when you cut through it but also the tone and simplicity of the surface.
Why is sustainability important to you as a business & in your everyday life?
I hate throwing things away. We now buy for convenience rather than longevity, which creates so much waste in our world. It is important to me that I appreciate and am conscious of what I buy. I prefer to spend more but on things that will last and that you will love and this is reflected in my business.
What are your biggest challenges pertaining to sustainability? I would say cost, making my products sustainable and in the UK definitely makes them more expensive for the customer.
Any quote or wise words you want to share?
"The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all of the details of daily life"
''I love this William Morris quote.''
What's your hope for future generations?
It's very simple but I want them to be happy and appreciate what they have.