Founded by Jeff Fuller in 2013 with the vision of offering tailor made high end indoor and outdoor lighting that portrays unique and hand crafted lighting design, The Light Yard was launched to provide a carefully selected collection of handcrafted and bespoke lighting solutions.
Since meeting over 10 years ago, Jeff and Gwyn re-envision the brand identity in order to underscore the company’s artisanal offering and unique business model and in 2020 The Light Yard was rebranded as Gwyn Carless at The Light Yard, with all lighting produced exclusively through Gwyn’s Chesterfield studio.
The UK is arguably the world leading creative powerhouse of artisanal design and our indoor and outdoor collections have been specifically designed to push the boundaries of contemporary lighting design.Get In Touch
Originally from Kent and now an honorary Northerner, Jeff is the founder of The Light Yard. His unique experience of over 10 years in high end hospitality in London and France has allowed him to offer a personalised approach to the customer journey.
Favourite City -Avignon France
Who would you most like to have dinner with – Michel Roux Snr
Early bird or night owl – Definitely night owl
What are you passionate about: Family & food
Advice you would give: Don't listen to anyone that gives you advice
What annoys you: Rudeness, people whistling (apart from the window cleaner) , rustling packets in a cinema
Born and raised in Derbyshire and with a degree in furniture design, Gwyn quickly discovered he had a talent for making decorative lighting and has been doing so for over 25 years!
Favourite holiday destination – Cape Town (SA)
Who would you most like to have dinner with – My wife and friends
Early bird or night owl – Early bird
What are you passionate about: Cycling & family,
Advice you would give: Do what you say you are going do and get on with it
What annoys you: People who can't spell my name properly
Lancashire born Andrea heads up our concierge service keeping customers regularly informed on the progress of their orders. Her calm demeanour and friendly personality keeps day to day operations running smoothly.
Favourite city – Venice, Venice, Venice!
Who would you most like to have dinner with - Victoria Wood & Julie Walters, Helen Mirren, Angel Strawbridge (Escape to the Chateau)
Favourite quote: Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. William Morris
What are you passionate about: All things handmade. The outdoors, sunshine and the sea.
Advice you would give: Don’t play safe or small. Take risks and do what brings you joy. Be unashamedly yourself.
Having grown up in the Czech Republic and now settled in Cheshire, Alice is our fun loving adventurous Biking Book-Keeper. When she is not buried in receipts and invoices she is often found cycling between clients or hanging off the side of a mountain...climbing!
Favourite holiday destination – Pembrokeshire
Who would you most like to have dinner with – My grandma
Early bird or night owl – Night owl
What are you passionate about: Climbing & family
Advice you would give: Be honest and be yourself
Karen specialises in writing for sustainable brands. As an environment, tech & property journalist her work has been published in national press including The Times. Karen is also a self confessed high volume coffee drinker!
Favourite international haunts - Venice and Harajuku
Biggest goals? Living a life less ordinary – and getting her five year old to eat fruit and veg.
Born and raised in Greater Manchester, Liz started at The Light Yard while studying graphic design down the road at Manchester University. She now works freelance for a wide variety of clients throughout the North West.
Favourite holiday destination - Orlando, Florida
Who you would most like to have dinner with - Joe Rogan. If he was unavailable Chris and Rosie Ramsey would be fun company
Early bird or night owl - It depends what day you catch me on. Some days I really love an early morning where I feel like I can get a lot of jobs done, other days I love a late night with a candle on with either some music or my favourite TV program.
If you could give everyone one piece of advice what would it be - In a world where everything is instant, remember it’s okay to take a minute for yourself in everything that you do.
The entire process was very smooth. In Hawaii everything comes by boat and our team was aware that the process would entail lead times...
I had been looking for months for lights for our beautiful new car port. I wanted them to be stunning to look at, wonderful when...
I am really happy with how they look in my kitchen. It’s been a large project which has taken nearly a year so I’m pleased...