ACID would like to congratulate ACID members Dominic and Frances Bromley of Scabetti on their success in reaching the shortlist for the Grand Designs Best Lighting Product 2008 with their Shoal284. Frances commen’We were pretty taken aback with the short-listing, it’s so flattering to be listed amongst the best in the industry.’

This success comes hard on the heels of their award winning installation Shoal1672 at last year’s 100%Futures at Earl’s Court in London and the subsequent installation of Shoal at Rick Stein’s Padstow Restaurant in January. Frances commented ‘Since Shoal’s release last September we’ve been overwhelmed by the international response to our work. Meeting Jill Stein at 100%Design and then installing a bespoke Shoal1012 at the Seafood Restaurant was really exciting for us. We’ve been so busy since, we’ve not even had a chance to take them up on their offer to dine!’

Scabetti has been a member of ACID since Dominic started the business in 1999. His collection has grown from the first candlestick and amoeba dish to a strong collection of sculptural works. ‘Having the clout of such a strong organisation as ACID protecting our design work has always been really important to me’ quotes Dominic. Based in Leek, Staffordshire, Dominic, now working with his wife Frances, (an experienced product designer), are concentrating on pieces made from bone china and the effect of light on this fine translucent material. Their work illustrates their focus on the sculptural form and making sculpture more accessible. Their collection can be seen at

Comments are closed.