Kingston First proudly unveils the spectacular result of our collaboration with Arro in designing and manufacturing bespoke Christmas lights for Kingston Upon Thames. This venture was more than just an artistic endeavour; it was a dedication to crafting one-of-a-kind designs that harmonise with the town’s rich heritage.
Shareena Merzi, Director of Communications & Corporate Development, Kingston First said:
“Partnering with Arro to craft bespoke Christmas lights has been an exciting journey. Our aim was to highlight Kingston’s unique identity, weaving together iconic landmarks and rich heritage to create designs that instil a sense of pride in our communities. . We’re delighted with the results and hope locals, businesses and visitors enjoy meandering through the town to experience the different light features.“
Aaron Andrews, Creative Director (Co-founder), Arro said:
“Designing and manufacturing the new Christmas lights for Kingston Upon Thames was an exciting prospect. To produce one-of-a-kind designs in harmony with Kingston Upon Thames was a fresh challenge for us. Prominent local symbols and the town’s rich heritage was used during the design process. Our objective was to produce designs that were sympathetic towards the environment and existing streetscape.”
Each street has its own identity however a collective theme was formed throughout the town. The lights, adorned with a classic combination of champagne white and cool white, offer a timeless finish with a subtle hint of colour, casting a warm and welcoming glow across the town.
The physical motifs, crafted from etched acrylic and foliage materials, ensure pleasing aesthetics in daylight, blending with Kingston’s surroundings. To add an extra sparkle, animated elements were incorporated into the designs, creating a subtle twinkle that helps to capture the original festive feeling.
Every design and motif, positioned with meticulous care, showcases beauty while maintaining economic efficiency. Embracing LED technology, these lights mark a significant leap in energy efficiency compared to previous years. The innovative use of etched acrylic and LED strip lights in every second design minimises energy consumption, creating a more sustainable and minimalistic approach to festive lighting.
As residents and visitors traverse the town, they will notice that every crossing boasts a high percentage of string lights strategically used to create high visual impact while simultaneously reducing energy consumption and material use.
Kingston First invites you to explore the festive ambiance as our bespoke Christmas lights illuminate the town, reflecting the unique character and spirit of Kingston Upon Thames. Let the magic of the season unfold with a glittering display that showcases our dedication to environmental sustainability, community pride, and artistic innovation.