At Fritz Fryer, we love lighting. Whether antique or contemporary, dramatic or subtle, the right lighting is essential to creating the best aesthetic for your commercial or residential space, and that’s where we can help. Amongst our team, we have decades of experience in making, restoring and specifying lights. We truly are lighting specialists.
Every fitting we design is handmade to the highest specification in the UK. We source components from British suppliers wherever possible, ensuring that our lights are made using the very best quality metal component parts and the finest grade of hand blown glass. By keeping our manufacturing process within the UK, we have better control over the supply and demand of our fittings, making sure that the overall finish is sleek and timeless.
At our onsite workshop, we make and restore virtually every light fitting in our collection, which allows us to offer a full bespoke lighting design service. If you can’t find the right lighting or have an unusual requirement, we would love to hear from you. Truly unique lighting is our speciality.
Hand restored antique lighting
Sustainable work practices
Close knit team
Handmade in the UK
Where we began
Fritz Fryer was established in 1982 by Fritz Fryer, a former member of the Four Pennies band, and his partner Joan Graham. Together, they embarked on a journey to create a remarkable lighting business that would leave a lasting impact. Their passion for antique lighting led them to establish a formidable reputation as lighting specialists.
In 2004, Fritz and Joan decided to retire. However, the shop was quickly bought by Karen and Simon. Having recently moved to Herefordshire, we had bought some lights from the shop for our renovation project at the time. Our love for the beautiful lighting inspired us to seize the opportunity to become the proud new owners.
Since then, Fritz Fryer has thrived under our ownership. Not only do we continue to restore antique light fixtures, but have expanded to produce contemporary light solutions.
Where we are now
Today, Fritz Fryer continues to be renowned for antique lighting, but we have added a wealth of more contemporary products and a range of lighting services to our resumé and our commitment to quality and craftsmanship have earned us the reputation as ‘The Lighting Specialists’ among our valued customers.
Following the continued popularity of our antique lighting products, we recognised an opportunity to expand when clients kept asking us to design special light fixtures for them using our unique skills. With more and more lighting orders coming in, we decided to add a new warehouse and a new showroom to our collection. This has allowed us to showcase our contemporary lighting as well as to restore more antique lighting. We are proud of our team and our progress and remain committed to providing exquisite lighting solutions for our valued customers.
Our Sustainability Commitment
Upcycling and recycling are part of our psyche as that is where Fritz Fryer Lighting began, restoring antique lights. All our original antique light fittings are a testament to durability, as they were made to last using high-quality materials and exquisite craftsmanship and we uphold these same principlesals in our contemporary collections.
We also recycle and reuse whenever possible and use traditional materials for our contemporary products, to ensure they can be reworked and reused and don’t end up in landfill.
Our skilled craftsmen can repair and rewire fittings in our Herefordshire workshop and we use British suppliers wherever possible, thus avoiding the need for products to be flown around the world and ensuring all Fritz Fryer fittings are made from quality materials.
We are firmly committed to using recyclable packaging, with our void chips being fully biodegradable and all our tape and boxes paper based, not plastic. If your order arrives with non-biodegradable packaging, it is because we reuse all packaging materials which arrive from our suppliers.
If you wish to return your packaging to us, we are more than happy to receive and reuse it on your behalf. At Fritz Fryer, we strive to make a positive impact on the environment and inspire others to do the same.
In 2021, we opened our new Herefordshire studios, which were completely refurbished to be as efficient as possible. The heating is via air source heat pumps, we have 52 solar panels on the roof to provide as much of our electricity as possible and we offer electric car and cycle to work schemes to all our employees.
Get in touch
If you would like to find out more about Fritz Fryer, get in touch. One of our lighting specialists will be available to answer your questions.