DCW edition: Design that defies the passage of time
In the fascinating world of interior design, there is a harmonious convergence between functionality and refinement. In this article, we will immerse ourselves in the essence of timeless creations through DCW édition. The goal? To discover furniture elements that withstand the test of time, giving each space an eternal aura.
Let's explore the art of visionary designers like Bernard-Albin Gras and Alexander Calder, who have shaped the design landscape with their stunning lamps.
Lampe Gras: Icon of 20th-century industrial design
Industrial design in the 20th century gave birth to iconic works that have stood the test of time. One of these symbols of durability and style is the Lampe Gras, conceived in 1921 by French designer Bernard-Albin Gras with the aim of illuminating industrial and office spaces.
The Lampe Gras was created with the intention of offering a simple yet resilient and ergonomic design. The result was a lamp without screws or joints, characterized by avant-garde aesthetic beauty and functionality. This innovative piece of furniture represented a groundbreaking development in the world of lighting design, so much so that the renowned Le Corbusier, fascinated by its user-friendly design and refined aesthetics, incorporated the Lampe Gras into numerous architectural projects.
The Lampe Gras surprised the public with its attention to detail and became an icon of international design.
The uniqueness of the Lampe Gras lies in its absence of screws and welds.
This characteristic is not simply a technical detail, but rather a distinctive trait that gives immeasurable value to the furniture piece. Without the need for screws or mechanical joints, the Lampe Gras appears fluid and elegant, combining the purity of lines with a smooth geometric shape.
Without the weaknesses that could arise from traditional mechanical parts, the Lampe Gras is structurally solid, durable, and reliable. This lamp, initially designed for industrial environments, surprises with its extraordinary ability to combine form and efficiency. Its adjustable design is a feature that has expanded its versatility, making it suitable for a wide range of applications without compromising its stability.
Today, thanks to its immense success, the Lampe Gras is available in a wide collection of models: table lamps, floor lamps, pendant lamps, wall lamps, and diffusers of various shapes, sizes, and colors, all gathered under the prestigious "DCW édition" brand. This company aims to promote and honor the visionary collection of designer Bernard-Albin Gras, with a declared commitment to producing timeless objects immune to passing trends.
Another significant collection from DCW édition is Mantis, which celebrates the combination of design and functionality. The first Mantis lamp, conceived in 1951 by the versatile Alexander Calder, known for his abstract moving sculptures "Mobiles," is inspired by his conception of sculpture in dynamic balance. This lamp, made of aluminum, resembles an acrobat suspended in the air, thanks to an ingenious pivot-counterweight system.
The Lampe Gras collection, thanks to its versatility, has also made its way into residential spaces, adding a touch of industrialism and innovation. An example is the "Les Acrobates de gras" pendant lamp, now highly appreciated above a kitchen island, on a living room table, and, of course, on a desk in a study or office.
"Here comes the sun" is a lamp with pleasing aesthetics. When the switch is turned on, darkness gradually dissolves, and the atmosphere transforms into a comforting mantle of diffused light.
In an instant, the simple design object becomes a bearer of emotions and comfort, elevating the environment to an emotional dimension. "Here comes the sun" is a source of warmth, security, and welcome. Its light, enveloped in a cloud of calm and well-being, offers a refuge from the night and an anchor of tranquility in the heart of darkness.
The Lamp B is a luminous sculpture that combines sculptural art with the beauty of light that protects us from darkness. This lamp is "beautiful by day, beautiful by night" and resembles the grace of a candle.
In addition to celebrating design icons, DCW édition also recognizes and rewards contemporary designers with brilliant minds and innovative ideas. Focus is an example of this innovative approach, born from a reflection on the possibility that planets are like intact soap bubbles in their journey through time.
The result? An evocative, elegant, and surprising design object.
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