About Us

We are lighting design consultants.  We don’t sell the light fittings but will recommend the ones that we think are appropriate for your design projects. Most lighting design companies for residential projects work on the principle that they will also supply the lighting. Luxplan is different.  We work on a consultancy basis and will mark up design schemes and specify from a wide range of products so that you, the client, can purchase the light fittings direct from the suppliers on the best terms available to you.

My name is Claire Pendarves and all design schemes are carried out by me in the studio with administrative help when required.

I started my career in interior design and it was in the 1990s, whilst involved in a project in Montreux, Switzerland that a renowned lighting designer joined the design team and opened my eyes to the enormous impact that good lighting can have on a building.  My career changed from that point on and although I continued with interior design, eventually opening a lighting and interiors showroom , it was always lighting that totally inspired me and is now my primary focus.

Beautiful lighting adds an intangible atmosphere to a building but at the same time it needs to be interwoven with technical know-how, knowledge of products available on the market and an understanding of how the design aspirations of the client can be fulfilled. I believe that my interior design background enables me to dovetail these elements so that you are supplied with a holistic design scheme – not just a dry wiring layout.


Luxplan can carry out lighting design projects through the UK as well as overseas. Communication is via email, phone and Skype although I’m also able to travel for site consultations if required.


As I work from plan and liaise with clients through various mediums, I’m able to undertake work throughout the United Kingdom as well as further afield.  Luxplan does not supply the lighting but will specify the best, most cost-effective products, in my opinion, for the project with full transparency so your builder or electrical contractor can source and supply.


There is a definite gap in the market for this consultancy service.  I have no ulterior motive in promoting one product over another apart from my knowledge, through experience, of which light fittings are the best for their effect and reliability.  I will suggest ways in which you can make savings and give you honest advice about where and why it is most beneficial to spend more.

Is the full design included?

Whilst I’ll specify the overall architectural lighting of the interior and fixed exterior façade of the property I do not specify feature lights but will suggest where these can be sourced.  The standard service does not include the landscaping although I’m happy to design gardens and landscapes if required; full plans would be required and a fee would be quoted before work commenced.

Please see our Terms and Conditions for further information