James Bassant - Astro Lighting
After working for several lighting brands, in 1997 James Bassant co-founded leading lighting company Astro. Supplying stand out designs for high-end hospitality projects, today, Astro has established teams in Italy, China, Singapore, and the USA, with an 86,000 ft2 headquarters here in the UK. Twenty years on, James remains at the heart of the company as Design Director, leading a team of in-house designers in the creation of innovative and captivating lighting that celebrates craftsmanship and British design. His natural eye for elegant and simple forms allows him to draw upon influences from life and translate these into well-considered, contemporary luminaires that stand the test of time.
As a member of the Commercial Interiors UK council, James shares his in-depth knowledge of the lighting sector and contract furnishing market, alongside his passion for developing lighting for a better tomorrow.