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Introducing: Impex Lighting

Posted on December 18 2017

Impex Lighting is one of the UK and Europe's leading Crystal Chandelier lighting manufacturers. With over sixty years of experience crafting and supplying luxury lighting designs, their ranges of crystal, iron, and brass chandeliers in traditional, classic, and contemporary styles are a character unto themselves. Manufacturing and supplying designs across the lighting and home retail markets, as well as providing custom made chandeliers to the contract markets, Impex Lighting offers ceiling lights, wall lights, table lights, floor lights, desk lights, and lighting accessories of the highest quality. The range includes a large number of lighting products that have been designed and made at their in-house manufacturing facilities together with a wide selection of chandeliers sourced from some of the best lighting designers in the world. The Impex showroom is based at our Head Office in St Albans, Hertfordshire, where customers are welcome to visit by appointment only. The brand's origins date back to the history of Schonbek lighting. In 1870, in Bohemia, Adolph Schonbek started his own glassworks and soon began manufacturing complete glass chandeliers. His Grandsons, Arnold Schonbek and Henry Blake joined the family business and eventually took over the running of the business. The control and ownership of the Czechoslovakian factory was lost during the Second World War and Arnold eventually re-established his company in Montreal and eventually moved to America, while Henry moved to London and established his company Impex in 1946. In 1967, Henry’s son Michael joined the business.