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. Now entering their 20th year, Astro's creative ethos has
remained consistent throughout - that good design demands simplicity.
It all began in the basement of a house in Sevenoaks. John Fearon and
James Bassant shared a passion for British lighting design, even if it meant
descending a ladder to get to work......
Design is the lifeblood of the Astro brand. With a team of ten creative design
engineers, many of whom joined the business on graduation, there is now a
wealth of experience to bring to life the Astro design ethos of elegant
As part of Astro's strategy for sustainable growth, it was time to set up a
division across the pond in the United States of America. Headquartered in
New Jersey, Astro USA now works with a number of rep agencies across the
states and has an established partnership with Y Lighting, one of the largest
e-commerce lighting brands in the US.