In 1976, while Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak were launching a small computer company from a garage in California, Patrick Dormoy was turning a passion for Italian design into a trading company - a company that has grown steadily over the past 42 years to become the UK’s largest independent lighting specialist.
When I first established the company in London in 1976, I was determined that it should be guided by certain immovable principles; that ignorance would be rejected in favour of continuous learning; that the business would endure by setting increasingly ambitious objectives - and meeting them; that the main endeavour would be to get things right the first time, regardless of the effort required, and that true value and real satisfaction would always lie in a job done well. If those principles were upheld, I believed that success and profit would follow. This philosophy endures and my principles are as relevant today as they were over 40 years ago - and as immovable.
Patrick Dormoy Chairman
Today, Atrium operates from offices and a large, integrated showroom in Shoreditch, London. I’m proud to say that, across the whole of our team, we deliver exceptional value to clients, architects, designers and engineers in a number of ways. For example, we bring a unique portfolio of products from some of world’s most renowned brands. We offer the knowledge and expertise accrued over a lifetime in the industry. We’re a recognised authority in lighting and its continuing evolution through close collaboration with leading experts and manufacturers. And we have the independence to provide the most professional and effective solutions without reliance on any single brand.
Ulysse Dormoy Managing Director