History David Malik
In the 1950’s David Malik established his lighting business dedicated to the production and restoration of chandeliers. From the showroom at 112 Kensington Church Street, London W8, his work soon gained a reputation for superlative craftsmanship which generated commissions from around the world.
When Swarovski launched their chandelier crystal components in 1965, David Malik was the first person in this country to use Swarovski crystal in his production and, with his elegant and innovative designs, became one of the most exclusive crystal chandelier manufacturers in the United Kingdom.
David's wife Phyllis was also a great support to him, working in the administrative side of the business, she also perfected the art of traditional pinning of crystal in the English style of hook and loop.
A new venture in manufacturing beckoned when David Malik co-founded Starlite Chandeliers Ltd in December 1973. Acquiring Manus Art Metals Ltd and so continuing to produce cast brass chandeliers and wall lights, and adding new lines, designed by David Malik, mostly dressed with Bohemian and Swarovski crystal. Based firstly in Croydon and then moving to Sunbury-upon-Thames, Starlite became one of the major light fitting manufacturers in the country, supplying palaces and residences at home and abroad.
In 1982, David Malik acquired a precision engineering company and founded a factory at Town Meadow, Brentford, Middlesex, beside the River Thames.
Over half a century on, the tradition and family heritage continues as knowledge, skills and attention to detail have been handed down to the second and third generations of our family.
Our unique qualities are amplified by our in-house design team and specialist frame-maker creating sophisticated English chandeliers and French style cage chandeliers with traditional pinning of crystal, using skills which are rarely seen today.
Located in Park Royal, London since 1990, and still manufacturing here in the United Kingdom, we specialise in producing fine quality chandeliers, both classical and contemporary, in addition to an antique restoration service second to none.
Our commissions include:
- Leading interior designers and architects
- French chateaux
- Royal palaces
- Stately homes
- Fashion houses and designers
- Hotels, restaurants, clubs, retail outlets
- Private residences in the United Kingdom and worldwide
And, with their kind permission, we mention two special projects:
The Hermitage Rooms at Somerset House - Bespoke chandeliers produced to set-off the Exhibition of Catherine The Great. We worked with the curator and officials to produce exactly what was required.
Oriel College, Oxford - Bespoke crystal chandeliers designed for the period surroundings of this magnificent, historic college.