Based in the heart of Cornwall, Creative Founder Michèle Bayford formally launched Bay Design in 2002.

Combining her French heritage with the skills she achieved through her previous career as Visual Merchandiser for a large Anglo-French company based in Hertfordshire, Michèle is passionate about finishes, colour and texture, creating beautiful, unique, hand-made French ribbon lampshades.

Michèle is notable for her care and attention to detail, creating a timeless style that combines traditional and contemporary elements, to produce a result which is both practical and visually exciting. She is able to seamlessly bring together delicate, soft voiles and intricate trimmings, for which the French are so renowned, with the sharp, clean, contemporary lines sought after on this side of the Channel. 

Based on the theory that lighting is not just about making somewhere look pretty, it is thoughtful and creative process that considers interior architecture, design, colour schemes, function and flow from room to room, Bay Design lampshades are timeless and designed for longevity. 

Michèle has an excellent eye for detail, she is constantly developing new themes, finishes and colour combinations and is and always happy to offer innovative advice and colour guidance to suit any interior. 

Bay Design are regular exhibitors at The Spirit of Christmas Fair, London Olympia.