Founded in 1997, John Fearon and James Bassant came together to create Astro with a shared commitment to British lighting design and a passion for quality and precision. Astro's creative ethos has remained consistent throughout – that good design demands simplicity.
Since 1997, our Founders John Fearon and James Bassant, have shared a passion for British lighting design and a vision to create products with distinctive quality. Obsessive over the details, we refine elements others may overlook, challenging ourselves so we get it just right.
Our luminaires begin life here in the UK as simple drawings within our sketchbooks. Future-proofed designs with a pared-down aesthetic. It's a simplicity of form that ensures our products retain a timeless quality.
We believe every product should be made to last. We don't believe in compromise and always choose the best possible processes, trusting that if the engineering is great, the final product will be great too.
Our vision is a future where business, people and the planet can live more harmoniously together. It's rarely simple, but small acts that challenge the way we do things today, will ultimately lead to real and meaningful change tomorrow.
From one customer and six products in the beginning, to what is today an internationally recognised brand. It's thanks to the global Astro family and our dedicated manufacturing partners that we continue to bring our vision to life.
Often the most amazing designs have come from unlikely sources and at Astro, everyone is encouraged to share their ideas. We have a loyal team that embraces our core values; the pursuit of excellence, the importance of good design, always go further and above all, be fair and decent.