We at Louise Tucker create intricate, beautiful lighting using a pioneering blend of traditional weaving techniques and contemporary product design.

Each unique piece has been hand-woven to create ever-changing profiles of light in your interior space.

Decorative and elegant, environmentally conscious and sustainable, our products are all carefully crafted in our studio in Wales. 


ABOUT LOUISE

METHODS/PROCESSES

  As a child growing up in Wales, Louise was fascinated by patterns in clouds. Her love of shape did not waver over the years, leading her to study textile design amidst the rich weaving heritage of Huddersfield and later at MA level in University of the Arts, London. Louise’s first graduate job was working as a jacquard weaver in India - a vibrant experience that vitally informed her understanding of materials and process. The fresh and rugged landscape of the Shetland Isles became a very different influence when she won a position as a textile designer there. In both, an important discovery was realised. Louise’s textile love is deeply connected to touch, to the feel of fabric - hence her own making process was born. She now runs her studio in Wales where she finds herself photographing shadows and being mesmerised by contours of light. Louise’s fascinations and collected experiences have perfectly culminated in designing and making lighting; and she feels thrilled to be creating pieces for owners to delight in.

 

As a child growing up in Wales, Louise was fascinated by patterns in clouds. Her love of shape did not waver over the years, leading her to study textile design amidst the rich weaving heritage of Huddersfield and later at MA level in University of the Arts, London.

Louise’s first graduate job was working as a jacquard weaver in India - a vibrant experience that vitally informed her understanding of materials and process.

The fresh and rugged landscape of the Shetland Isles became a very different influence when she won a position as a textile designer there. In both, an important discovery was realised. Louise’s textile love is deeply connected to touch, to the feel of fabric - hence her own making process was born.

She now runs her studio in Wales where she finds herself photographing shadows and being mesmerised by contours of light. Louise’s fascinations and collected experiences have perfectly culminated in designing and making lighting; and she feels thrilled to be creating pieces for owners to delight in.

  Louise’s lighting collection began with two linked pieces of paper. In her own words, she made a curve in one and thought, “Wow! That looks beautiful.” Her studio is lined with paper links and models that she has subsequently used to inform trials in wood, and eventual finished pieces.  Touch is central to her making, as is instinct, her artist’s eye and hand span determining measurements and gaps, the strips of wood pulled, twisted and curled by her physical touch so she forms a personal connection with the wood, and each piece is heartfelt and unique. The process Louise has created is a fusion, combining the custom methods of basketry and weaving with contemporary design. Her pieces cement traditional skills in high-end quality, therefore pioneering their sustainability and forming a step in the story of technique. Informed by her MA in textiles, which focused on environmental issues around the textile industry and a designer’s responsibility, Louise has always questioned the materials she uses. All materials used in the PREN lighting collection are environmentally mindful, obtained from known sources in Europe and FSC certified. The wood is carefully selected down to small but important details in depth and shade, and preserved with an environmentally friendly wood treatment.

 

Louise’s lighting collection began with two linked pieces of paper. In her own words, she made a curve in one and thought, “Wow! That looks beautiful.” Her studio is lined with paper links and models that she has subsequently used to inform trials in wood, and eventual finished pieces.  Touch is central to her making, as is instinct, her artist’s eye and hand span determining measurements and gaps, the strips of wood pulled, twisted and curled by her physical touch so she forms a personal connection with the wood, and each piece is heartfelt and unique.

The process Louise has created is a fusion, combining the custom methods of basketry and weaving with contemporary design. Her pieces cement traditional skills in high-end quality, therefore pioneering their sustainability and forming a step in the story of technique.

Informed by her MA in textiles, which focused on environmental issues around the textile industry and a designer’s responsibility, Louise has always questioned the materials she uses. All materials used in the PREN lighting collection are environmentally mindful, obtained from known sources in Europe and FSC certified. The wood is carefully selected down to small but important details in depth and shade, and preserved with an environmentally friendly wood treatment.

INSPIRATION

  Prior to creating the first experimental link of what would become the PREN lighting range, Louise always photographed her work in front of light sources. Louise loves the way light can look on different surfaces, how its shape can change and form patterns according to its influencing surroundings, and how different times of day can alter light tone and mood. This fascination in the way light changes materials and structures led Louise to create her own lighting designs, the intricate woven constructions of which harvest an infinite array of light panels and patterns. Louise is also inspired by time-honoured methods in textiles, by combining tradition with innovation, by the sensory nature of working with natural materials, by her collection of experiences from around the world, by shadows, and by shapes in clouds.

 

Prior to creating the first experimental link of what would become the PREN lighting range, Louise always photographed her work in front of light sources. Louise loves the way light can look on different surfaces, how its shape can change and form patterns according to its influencing surroundings, and how different times of day can alter light tone and mood. This fascination in the way light changes materials and structures led Louise to create her own lighting designs, the intricate woven constructions of which harvest an infinite array of light panels and patterns.

Louise is also inspired by time-honoured methods in textiles, by combining tradition with innovation, by the sensory nature of working with natural materials, by her collection of experiences from around the world, by shadows, and by shapes in clouds.