"Paintings, tapestries, sculptures, and all works of art, as well as public and functional spaces, should come to life as artists, architects, designers, and craftsmen have created them. This is the principal aim of our unique approach to lighting, which we have pioneered and developed over the last 50 years."
Pioneers in concealed optical lighting, we remain the exclusive exponents of illuminations which light only those objects on which attention is meant to be focussed without distraction from unsightly fittings.
Distinguished works of art, modern or antique, need more than just a suitable setting. Collectors and gallery Paintings and other objects illuminated by Anthony Juer Lighting miraculously come to life experts now recognise that proper display demands a highly sophisticated approach to illumination-one which draws attention only to the valuable objects being lit, either in a subtle or dramatic way.
Perfected over four decades, our advanced optical systems incorporate the latest technology. Expertise in installation techniques permit the elimination of glare and reflection, concealing the optical unit, rendering the source of light itself invisible, and causing the illuminated object miraculously to come to life.
Basic to our exclusive technique of illumination is the careful creation of a hand-cut mask, which perfectly follows the precise outlines of the individual object being lit. This allows light to fall only upon the desired area.
Thus, a canvas can be illuminated without the surround being lit at all; a statue can be illuminated while the space around it remains quietly unobtrusive.
Careful blending of general and specific illumination is the essence of our art. Our expertise creates an even harmony of light throughout, perfectly balancing the lighting of a work of art, or any treasured object, with the general illumination of the space around it. This irresistibly draws the eye to the important item meriting particular attention, whether it be a painting or a boardroom table, the latter emphasised by a more generalised illumination appropriate to it.
Our sensitive, sophisticated optical techniques outclass all other forms of specific illumination, even the most modern "spotlighting" now available.
The applications are extensive, the engineering of the highest professional standard, and the installation discreet and trouble-free. Working with clients, or their architects, designers, decorators and builders. Anthony Juer Lighting always provides a personal, individualised service, whether the scheme is simple or complex, large or small in scope.
Boardrooms, executive offices, public foyers, and all other corporate areas have been spectacularly illuminated to focus attention on objects of special interest, and valuable works of art.
In countless private - and stately - homes, in the grandest banqueting halls and the most distinguished libraries, in major stores and important banking premises, Anthony Juer Lighting has received public acclaim and appreciation
Our experts readily advise on modest as well as on extensive lighting schemes, bringing unmatched experience to bear on each fresh challenge, whether this involves illuminating one treasured object, a piano, a vitrine, a major collection of works of art or a complete interior.
Anthony Juer Lighting works with important galleries, architects, designers, and decorators and builders, both to install its own unique systems wherever appropriate, and also to act as general consultants. Sensitive appreciation of the special needs of each corporate or private location has built for us a reputation second to none.
Inevitably, personal service, wealth of experience, unique skills and unmatched standards are more costly than "off-the-peg" lighting. In relation to the intrinsic or financial value of the objects greatly enhanced by our exclusive techniques, these costs, however, remain modest.
Letters of appreciation from Royalty, other important collectors, and corporate as well as private clients, attest to the great satisfaction Anthony Juer Lighting illuminations provide.
Dr. Anthony Juer formed the company, Anthony Juer Lighting Ltd in 1948. He was Austrian, born in Vienna in 1900. He employed a young electrical engineer Vic Harris to install his wonderful new optical projectors for the illumination of fine art work. Although not related, Dr. Juer always referred to and treated Vic as his son. Clients must have puzzled over this, as Vic was almost a foot taller than “The Doc” as he was affectionately known. His wife known simply as Annie succeeded Dr. Juer and continued to run the company after his death in 1979. When Annie decided to retire she sold the company to the only person with the skills and knowledge to continue, Vic Harris, who purchased the business in 1981. Vic had bought some stock, an old van, but a huge and very valuable client list. He saw straight away that he could not work and run the business alone, so his wife Doreen and eldest son Mark joined him. His younger son Adam joined the family firm soon after. History repeated itself in 1995, when Vic and Doreen retired and sold Anthony Juer Lighting Ltd. to their sons, Mark and Adam.
Over the years each generation has added to the value and quality of service offered. Likewise this focus on quality means that new projectors are far better engineered than those in 1948. The projectors are still cast and engineered in England, before being hand assembled by either Mark or Adam. In this way quality control is constant with each part assembled. Since the man building the equipment will be the same man installing it, there is no room for a “that will do” attitude, or passing any problem to the next in line. New ideas and design innovations have been readily implemented. Ultra violet filters are now fitted as standard. Powder coating has replaced wet paint, and all exposed parts are either stainless steel or plated to maximize life. The ethos has always been to make the projector “Better, not cheaper”. It is a testament to that ideal, that Mark and Adam still maintain projectors fitted by their father before they were born.
Anthony Juer Lighting Ltd count among their clients many great collectors of fine art from around the globe. In the list of names you will find Royalty. Head’s of state. Celebrities. Businessmen and women. All receive the same polite, confidential and personal service that comes from dealing with a small family run business. When a client calls they will be greeted by one of the two directors, who between them have over sixty years of experience. Likewise at the point of installation wherever in the world that may be, you will find that same attention to detail and service, by the same two names.
Our optical lighting for paintings, tapestries, sculptures and other works of art is highly specialised for the purpose it has to serve and has to be installed by our own trained engineers.
The projector and small silent transformer are normally concealed in the space between the ceiling and the floor above and this is provided generally by the usual arrangements of joists.
Where access into the ceiling through the floorboards of the room above is not possible, alternative arrangements are investigated to suit requirements.
In most cases projector positions are located, approximately, 80cm-120cm (2'6"- 4'0") from the wall on which the pictures or tapestries are placed and facilitate relatively easy access.
Our projector is provided with a universal mounting arrangement and firmly fixed to a joist. Once in place it needs no further attention. Focus and alignment are not disturbed by relamping.
The light is projected at the focal point through a small opening of, approximately, 2cm, (3/4") only, and is protected from direct visibility by a small shield, touched in with the surrounding area. It is confined to the canvas, tapestry or contour by mask which, to ensure exactness, is cut by hand. The light filtered through our lens system is of a neutral quality and renders colour values as true as possible, also filtering out 99.8% of harmful u/v rays to protect all works of art.
The lamp we use in our projectors are usually either 50watt or 100watt and now carry a manufacturer's guarantee of 2000 hours.
The installation of our projectors is a skilled operation but relamping can be attended to locally by anyone to whom it has been shown.
All our optical units are designed by us and manufactured in England.
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