Freemans Bay House, Auckland


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An eye for the curation of lighting, furniture and objet d'art inform the interiors of this inner city home. The architecture, inspired by a small pouanamu house by Joe Sheehan, started the journey and resulted in a home of contrasting spaces - open and light filled in some areas and dark and moody in others.

ECC worked directly with the clients and tapped into our extensive range of suppliers to locate lighting that either disappears into the architecture to provide functional lighting, or bold visual statements that add individuality to the home.

One example of the architectural lighting is Laser Blade, a block of small, high-powered LED downlights, that are extremely low glare, so that when you look at them from a distance they appear to be off. Laser Blade provides task lighitng in the kitchen area, but at the same time allows the soft glow of the Mondrian Glass ceiling light to take centre stage.

Likewise Find Me Mono Point, a small directional spotlight, is so subtle that the focus goes straight to the artworks it illuminates.

In the dining area the magic of Vertigo by Constance Guisset is the etherial way its ribbons float on the breeze. It's light yet substantial enough to fill the double height space, and the way it complements that dining chairs makes this French pendant a perfect choice for the space.

In the private spaces Tom Dixon pendants come to the fore with the rich patina of Flask Oil selected for the bedroom and Stone being the natural choice to blend in with the marble finishes in the bathroom.

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ECC has built a reputation for providing the absolute finest in European designer lighting and furniture. ECC was established in 1909 by George Levett Thorburn and is now run by grandson Mike Thorburn. Mike has been the driving force behind the development of an extensive range of designer lighting and furniture products over the last 30 years.

ECC continually searches the world for innovative designs and inventive solutions to meet increasingly complex lighting and design requirements. Every item in our showroom has been personally selected with an eye for the unique and original, something we have a true passion for. We firmly believe in building long term relationships with manufacturers as evidenced by our 20 year association with iGuzzini, Flos and Artemide; brands which draw on the talents of some of the world's leading designers.