Whether in a figurative or literal sense, light has always been the element of choice when eradicating or navigating through dark environments.

As an Architect by trade, Design Director Mike Treanor has a keen eye for beautiful design. Having expanded his horizons by travelling the globe for almost a year before finally establishing Mullan Lighting in 2008, Mike draws inspiration from many international styles. By way of his travels he brings his many design influences to life in the form of beautifully hand crafted luminaires for the world to enjoy. The Mullan story is indeed one of both downfall and successful rejuvenation.

Mullan Lighting's manufacturing facility in Ireland. The factory was once an old shoe mill.

Mullan Lighting's manufacturing facility in Ireland.

Based in a very remote area on the border with Northern Ireland, Mullan village (meaning The Mill) was once a bustling, rural centre with over 80 people employed in the Border Brand Shoe Factory until it closed in the 1970s. Mullan shoe factory, in addition to the local village of 18 workers and houses would soon fall into disrepair and lay abandoned for almost 25 years.

Workers at the old shoe mill in Mullan village before it closed down

Workers at the old shoe mill in Mullan village.

In 2008 Mullan Lighting was established in the old shoe factory and it quickly brought life back not only to the factory building, but to the village in general, with some of the Mullan team moving into the newly restored houses. After 4 years in business, Mullan expanded their operations as they took over another abandoned factory in the UK just a few miles from Mullan village in County Tyrone.

Continuing in international fashion, Mullan currently exports to all corners of the globe, having a diverse assortment of high profile clients including celebrities, noted international brands and even the Royal Family.

The Mullan Lighting team

The Mullan Lighting team.

Mullan Lighting now has an ever expanding team of designers and crafts people creating beautiful pieces for a range of discerning customers. From bulbs and suspensions to more intricate fixtures and bespoke shades, Mullan is striving to be a permanent fixture for all your lighting needs. A mix of clean lines, along with vintage character and a dash of worldly flair make Mullan Lighting’s style both fun and ultimately timeless!