Quirke McNamara Consultancy. lighting design, Clerkenwell, Canary Wharf
Lighting design publicityLighting design publicity Articles 2012:

QMC featured in A1 Lighting Design magazine November/December issue

This project is a great example of how lighting can play a hugh part in the creation of a truely unique living space. Click here


2010 Lighting Design Awards

IDFX Awards -  October 2010  QMC Lighting Finalist Best Lighting Project for Ice White House S.Quirke Lighting Designer

Winner Designer Award for Bathrooms 2010 Kbbreview Awards Susan Quirke Bathrooms up to £15K

Susan Quirke Creative Director wins award for Bathroom Design for City Penthouse as the judges felt her bespoke design elements & specialist lighting design stood out over all the other entries.

QMC Lighting are delighted to have been short-listed in the Lighting Design Awards 2010 under residential lighting for Ice White House London.

KBB Awards 2010 Bathroom design shortlist final March 2010

"A great use of lighting & product choice to create something very interesting. Quirke definitely lives up to her name. She doesn't take the easy options & has done something you can't just pick out of a catalogue."

Articles 2011:

Designer - Inspiring Residential Design

"There are no restraints in terms of creativity when it comes to lighting" - S.Quirke Designer Penthouse Lighting Scheme

Article Positively Beaming IDFX Magazine - Article: 6 Lighting Experts select the best new lighting products

"It works to highlight artwork, as a task light or in a commercial setting. Its offers flexibility as a halogen replacement luminaire capable of delivering equivalent to 35W and 50W halogen while using only 10W and 20W respectively, plus the fitting has 50,000-hour lifetime." S.Quirke

Articles 2010:

Bridge For Design Spring 2010 - Article: Inspired By Susan Quirke

"Lighting is the soul of any project....it creates the mood and can be changed"

"You can design a scheme with the most expensive materials and finishes, but without a well thought-out lighting scheme to compliment the materials and the room, the scheme is unfinished"

"People love our lighting it captures the imagination as the mood created is instant"

"Forecasting trends for the coming decade Susan predicts homes awash with colour, lighting will become a conscious part of the design scheme. Lighting will be taken more seriously as an integral part of a scheme, not just as an afterthought."

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Utopia Magazine January 2010 - Article: A view to a thrill

"Gadgetry-wise this room is packed with features that would make Q-branch proud."

"Susan used a flexible lighting scheme capable of intensifying the drama or softening the look. All of the elements are on a Lutron system. I set colour-changing LED strip lighting on top of the tall units and below the floating storage to wash the walls in a wave of colour."

"There are also blue LED fittings in the ceiling directed across the worktops. The ceiling was high so strong lighting was essential now many different ambiences are possible within this Miami Inspired modernist masterpiece." "

Articles 2009:

Square Mile Magazine December 2009 - Article: Loft in the East

"LED's accentuate the exposed brickwork walls and illuminate the eaves while industrial looking pendants reflect the apartments warehouse origins".

Image Magazine (Ireland) November 2009 - Article: Night Vision

"Award Winning Irish Designer Susan Quirke has been setting London alight with her moody, sophisticated lighting & interiors"."

"Her Brand of moody, sophisticated lighting & sleek urban interiors has attracted attention across the city from a Director of Morgan Stanley to premier league footballers."

"Her work on the technology side reads like a list of must haves for the cribs generation."

EKBB Magazine June 2009 - Article: Drama in the City

Susan proposed a bespoke eclipse-like feature behind the bed in the guest room. Its pulsating pinpricks of light immediately capturing the eye. Its absolutely beautiful -just like a unique piece of dramatic and modern artwork.

Move or Improve - October 2008 - Article: Bring your Space Alive

Susan Quirke Award Winning Designer advises "look at washing walls with light, highlighting artworks & features, by employing a mixture of ceiling lights from day time task lights to LED colour changing lights and Fibre-Optic Star ceilings".

EKBB Magazine - November 2007 - Article: High Drama

Aside from the contemporary furniture choices and jewel-like colour scheme, what really marks this apartment out is its stunning lighting design. Spots provide task lighting and light Architectural features. LED's accentuate the exposed brickwork and illuminate the eaves while industrial look pendants reflect the apartments warehouse origins.