It all began in 1855, the company was then called Herbert Terry and Sons Ltd, and produced springs and castings for the trade.
It was in 1931 that the engineer George Carwardine developed a concept to balance weights using the famous springs,
and by chance he proposes to create an articulated lamp that will combine flexibility and balance.
It is thanks to this pioneering mechanism developed in the 1930s and this incomparable shape that the patent was filed in 1933.
Over the years the lamp is refined and re-exploited over the years and fashions!
For over 70 years, Anglepoise has created table lamps that are now classics of British design.
Anglepoise lamps are trendy creations.
With their inimitable style, the products adapt to different decorations.
Design metal wall lights, industrial style desk lamps but also aluminum pendant lights form part of their collection.
MD Simon Terry, his father John Terry who owned the business before him
From the creation of the Original 1227 ™ lamp,
the development of the extended collections by the famous designer of industrial products Sir Kenneth Grange,
recent collaborations with renowned designers Paul Smith and Margaret Howell,
unmistakable British design remains at the heart of this progressive British brand.
Today Anglepoise lamps are found today
in homes and offices, restaurants, bars and hotels in over 50 countries.
Created in 2008, DCW is the acronym of Desbordes, Cazer, Winkler.
The company has had exclusive rights to reissue several collections of cult lighting.
She quickly stood out for the careful reissue of the Lampe Gras, by inventor Bernard-Albon Gras, the first articulated lamp in history (1921) that Le Corbusier praised in his time and which continues to attract collectors from whole world ! Basically imagined as industrial light, this lamp is widely recognized for its incredible modernity and robustness thanks to the very ingenious mechanism.
They then launched the Surpil chair by Julien-Henri Porché, elegance requires.
Their work continued in 2013 with the reissue of the beautiful sculpture lamps by Bernard Schottlander, the Mantis Lamps created in 1951.
A true tribute to Alexander Calder, the Mantis forever mark the 1950s.
In 2014, they launched the first OUTDOOR Gras Lamps in size XL
A beautiful encounter in 2015: Bertrand Balas created Here Comes the Sun in 1970, an original pendant light, but when lit, becomes magic.
2017 THE ISP lamp by Ilia Potemine, a luminaire that has its roots in the past, which is thought and designed today, to be projected in the future.
2018, the BINY by Jacques Biny, the “atmospheric” collection IN THE SUN and the new ITT 360 ° tubes with flaps and wings by Dominique Perrault and Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost, as well as the start of the NEW COLLECTION by Éric de Dormael enhance the DCW collection.
"Objects, companions of everyday life, reliable in use, honest, well thought out, well made.
Design and elegant lighting to give a new vision of interior decoration. "
Forestier: a French brand of lighting
In 1992, Bernard Forestier was inspired by his passion for nature, French gardens and topiary art, to create lighting. He wants to shake up the traditions of the world of lighting design, bringing the art of botany into the house.
Following the death of Bernard Forestier in 2002, at the request of his wife Hélène Forestier, Gilles Dallière took over the artistic direction to honor the creative spirit. He will mark his desire to make each piece a "unique object".
Hélène Forestier passed the baton to Jean Dominique Leze, in 2012, the famous creator of "107 rivoli" for Decorative Arts and the company ENO (Edition New Objects) with François Bernard.
With this nomination, FORESTIER reinvents itself as a creative and poetic brand, with design, nature and raw materials as an anchor. He revived the company with a unique catalog of decorative lighting.
Arik Levy, Sebastian Bergne, Noé Duchaufour Lawrance, Laurence Brabant, Emmanuel Gallina… It is to these recognized or emerging talents that the mission of creating functional lighting with a real personality has been entrusted, but always at affordable prices. .
They play with wired materials and transparency, with the idea of respecting nature in all its forms and humans by favoring artisanal know-how.
The Forestier brand is revolutionizing the world of lighting by offering products made from natural materials that project Poetry and Nature in a perfect balance between Design and Craftsmanship.
Let yourself be carried away by the Forest universe with its collections:
- Papillon: a collection created by the talented French designer Elise Fouin, made of metal threads, representing the flapping of the wings of a butterfly.
- Libellule: A collection created by French designer Elise Fouin, made of metal wires, inspired by nature from her own childhood memories.
- Bamboo: a collection created by designer Arik Levy, made with 100% natural materials to combine nature and design.
- Oyster: a collection created by German designer Jette Scheib, inspired by an oyster containing a pearl.
- Take a way: a latest version of the Bamboo range, created by designer Arik Levy, it is made of bamboo, light it can go wherever you want.
- Gravity: a collection created by Ukrainian industrial designer Kateyna sokolava, inspired by nature and civilizations.
- Cymbal: This collection created by the German designer Jette Scheib, it combines two materials, linen and velvet.
"Inanimate objects, do you have a soul ?"
Did Jean-Louis Domecq think of this when, in 1949, he laid the foundations of his project ?
The question remains, because this genius inventor Lyonnais gives to his creation that supplement of soul which places it on the border between the object of use and the work of art.
Did Jean-Louis Domecq think of this when, in 1949, he laid the foundations of his project ? The question remains, because this genius inventor Lyonnais gives to his creation that supplement of soul which places it on the border between the object of use and the work of art.
Still, he conceives a lamp adapted to the needs of his activity, a simple lamp, robust, articulated and without cable in his joints.
The definitive model was born in 1950. To industrialize his invention, Jean Louis Domecq created "Jieldé" from the initials of his name (JLD). Success is at the rendezvous: the lamp "Jieldé" invests factories, workshops, drawing tables. With the decline of the industry in France, the production is running out of steam, but the lamp keeps its potential.
It appeals to collectors, to design enthusiasts with its clever mix of form, function, material, use, technique ... but also this "little something" in addition that provokes the crush. It touches the general public since the 90s, because it leaves the industrial world to enchant the interior of our houses, thanks to the multiplicity of the proposed finishes.
From then on, the STANDARD becomes LOFT.
In 2003 is born the SIGNAL, which is a replica of the original lamp in smaller size.
The suspensions AUGUSTIN, CLÉMENT, BEAUMONT and DANTE will follow, as well as the reissue of the LAK lamp.
100% French manufacturing
What has not changed is the manufacture: the lamps are still handmade, with the original tools, in the workshops of Saint Priest, near the suburbs of Lyon. "Jieldé" is also a team: founders, stampers, mechanics, painters"Made in France", which give it a 100% French manufacturing.
Vintage and current, timeless and tailor-made, the lamp "Jieldé" is well of its time, and continues to shine in France and in the world the name of its genius inventor.
Originating with Charles Gau in 1860, the LUCIEN GAU firm, Founded in 1934, benefited from the savoir-faire of several generations of Parisian fine bronze-smiths.
Today Lucien Gau is one of the leading European names in lighting and is active on markets in more than 30 countries world-wide.
A production plan at Melun near Paris FRANCE covers an area of 5,000 m² and groups all the phases of fabrication from transformation of raw materials to packaging and dispatching, making any type of décor.
A integrated design office and prototype studio enable Lucien Gau to handle original designs or restoration of period pieces, and to collaborate with creators, decorators and architectural firms.
Les Styles comprises over 2000 original models in traditional sand-cast bronze with hand-worked patina. There is also an important range of light fittings that use bohemian crystals or strass.
Martinelli Luce is an Italian brand specializing in lights.
It was in 1950 that the company was born, driven by the creative envy of Elio Martinelli to take over the family business.
Elio Martinelli’s strength is distinguished by his unique imagination and to its innovative projects which have given birth to creations have now become great icons of 20th century design.
The Martinelli Luce collections are enriched year after year by grace to successful collaborations with renowned designers such as Sergio Asti, Lucci and Orlandini, Marc Sadler, Luc Ramael or Marcello Morandini.
Martinelli Luce is working today, with many architects and offers many lighting solutions for offices, hotels, museums, stores or even for individuals.
Martinelli Luce est devenue une marque de renommée internationale du design italien.
Founded in 1927 in Châtillon-sur-Saône in the French Vosges, Sammode designs lighting solutions that have come to be seen as an industry benchmark. The company’s head office is located in Paris, and all of its products are Made-in-France. With full control of the entire production chain, Sammode proclaims its unique status as a designer-manufacturer loud and proud. This status guarantees the performance, functionality and quality of its luminaires, which can be used in extreme environments at temperatures ranging between -60 °C and +200 °C. Sammode is now seeking to apply this industrial expertise to a whole new sector, hotels, restaurants, shops, villas ... creating a new collection especially for this purpose.
Sammode presents today a collection of light fittings intended for more domestic use but given its history, this new direction could not be more natural. One need only examine the company’s roots : ever since it was founded in the late 1920 s, Sammode, a generalist, has provided electric lighting not only for production facilities, but also offices, schools, shops, and even homes. Then there is the quality and reliability of its products : by positioning itself as both a designer and manufacturer of technical lighting solutions for industry, public lighting and major transport infrastructure as far back as the 1930 s, the company has over the years accrued an incontestable expertise. Not to mention the credibility acquired in the eyes of architects. Sammode returned to architectural lighting in the 1980 s and has tirelessly updated and expanded its catalogue to meet contractor aspirations and needs. One such architect was Dominique Perrault, who would use Sammode luminaires in many of his projects ! As you can see, Sammode’s arrival into the domestic sector is anything but an accident. More like a return to our roots !
The world of Sammode Studio is as much about interiors as exteriors, and now gathers six collections. Three of these include the most high-profile tubular luminaires from the company’s architectural and industrial ranges, specially adapted for domestic applications. The other three collections have been developed out of collaborative projects with three teams of designers selected by Sammode to reinterpret its iconic luminaires : Dominique Perrault & Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost, Normal Studio and Yann Kersalé
Sammode tubular luminaires have been classics of French industrial and architectural lighting since they were first designed more than 50 years ago. Constantly improved and upgraded since then, and still manufactured in our Châtillon-sur-Saône production plant in the Vosges region of France, as they always have been, they are now available in a very diverse range of options adapted for domestic applications. Rimbaud is the perfect illustration of this history : developed out of a luminaire with an incandescent light source originally designed for lighting industrial ovens, it now features the latest technologies, including smart phone dimming. It offers a soft light output from a design that is simultaneously sophisticated, authentic and true to its origins.