Scabetti emerged into the light in the last year of the 20th Century. Having trained in Industrial Design and cut his teeth in the fast-paced world of design consultancies, Dominic Bromley yearned to make sculpture, and set about doing this on a small scale. He masqueraded his creations as functional objects such as vases and dishes. Influenced by mid-century art and design, these objects grew wings (or fins!) and became illuminated mobiles and the lighting seen today.
This move from table top objects to lighting and larger scale sculptural works coincided with Frances Bromley, Dominic’s wife, joining Scabetti. Also trained in Industrial Design, her naturally inquisitive mind and passion for problem solving, made her the perfect creative partner. Together they designed, developed and refined Shoal, the sculptural luminaire that has become their signature piece, and has gone on to spawn many variants in terms of size, scale and material choice.
Today, Dominic and Frances work alongside a focused team in their purpose built, art and design studio in Leek. Together they continue to work with clients, creating pieces from their current collection, working on custom commissions, and developing new works.