NEWS IN BRIEF
Studio for Sutton Vane Associates

Independent lighting design consultancy Sutton Vane Associates is opening a southwest studio in Bournemouth.

Director Michael Grubb said: ‘As well as strengthening our presence in the commercial and retail sectors we will develop this new studio as a centre of excellence in green and energy-saving lighting design.’

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Fontana Arte is sold

Debt-ridden decorative lighting brand Fontana Arte has been bought by Italian home automation maker Nice for £2 million.

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French phase-out

French lighting manufacturers and wholesalers have agreed a voluntary deal to phase out inefficient fluorescent luminaires.