Hartcliff Collection

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The Hartcliff Collection

One of Nigel and Elizabeth’s aims when they set up Nigel Tyas Ironwork in the year 2000 was to create a beautiful and elegant chandelier which wasn't fussy, glitzy or overly ornate. There is a place for such products of course, but as a blacksmith working with wrought iron, Nigel wanted to fashion his material to make something both strong and graceful. The result is the Hartcliff with its clean, fluid and perfectly-balanced lines.

The Hartcliff’s shape and design were inspired by the vaulted roof in the cloisters of Canterbury Cathedral – Nigel looked up and felt he could develop the chandelier he was looking for by reflecting its arched proportions in reverse!

The Hartcliff range is named after a hillside near to the Nigel Tyas forge. There’s rumours that an Iron Age forge lies beneath it, but this requires further investigation.