Inspired by the golden age of shipping and the romance of the early railways, lighting from Nautic is infused with the character of a bygone era.

This Belgian-based company make a portfolio of products that celebrates honest design with purity of purpose. While the lighting is fashioned by craftsman using traditional skills, it has been updated technically for today's use.

In simple pendants, alfresco wall lights or ceiling chandeliers, the raw materials are robust. Solid brass, copper or steel forms the base of every Nautic light; this can then be finished in a palette of finishes such as polished chrome, dull nickel or weathered brass. This mix-and-match offering is teamed with shades made of clear, opal or frosted glass.

These functional yet sophisticated light-fittings, for both indoors and out, meld handsomely into the New Zealand context, be it at the villa, apartment or bach.