Anything you hang on your walls automatically assumes a decorative role. This is no different for wall lights, quite the contrary. There are beautiful pieces that you can proudly label as art, and of that kind we enthusiastically showcase some, specially selected by us.
Behind Kyrtos and MOOR is Lisa Allegra as creator: two models who both make no bones about it. Indeed, her style is characterised by uncomplicated lines and a certain stillness. Instead of sharp edges, she prefers curved corners that softly join the wall surface. Thanks to the distinct contours that recur in several collections, all her work takes on a typical look. These types of lamps produce muted lighting that makes a big difference to the sensation of a room. Ash Design
Margaux Leycuras is the face behind Ash Design, the studio through which she creates different types of ceramic objects. Be- sides lighting, she focuses on sculptures and tableware. With a background in residential architecture, today she combines her passion for clay with her well-founded spatial insight. She therefore does not see her current profes- sion as a violent change, but rather as a complement to her training as an architect. With her designs, she aims to fulfill two goals. On the one hand, her creations should appropriately complement an interior; on the other hand, they should be able to come to life themselves when given a place. According to her, the latter depends largely on light. In addition, she describes her aesthetic as minimalist, driven by form and rich in texture.
Anything you hang on your walls automatically assumes a decorative role.
Since childhood, Elsa Foulon had been surrounded by beautiful things. As the daughter of an antique dealer, it is not illogical that she has developed a unique style, as well as a talent for knowing exactly what she wants. The origins of her lighting designs have an undeniable sculptural edge, while the final products wrap themselves in a constant airiness. For her, the greatest beauty of her craft lies in the time span between the original inspiration and the finished result. That is precisely where the fire, the magic, the enchantment hides. Pinch Design
The best simplicity is quite complex. For Russell Pinch and Oona Bannon of PINCH, no effort is too much to honour the craft and details of their profession. Their design reads like poetry, and approaching perfection is a challenge they embrace. Here, wall lighting is a way to make your life better and enrich it. In their port- folio, you will find lighting, and furniture, that does not shout and yet conveys a crystal-clear message: sophistication is immortal and dedication pays off.
Header image: Pium wall light medium, price: £645, design by Russell Pinch, stockist: PINCH, photography by James Merrell / PINCH
Image 2: Ash Design © Maison Mouton Noir
Image 3: Courtesy of Studio AOAO
Image 4: Ouranous by Elsa Foulon Studio
Image 5: Lisa Allegra, MOOR duo wall lamps, photography by Thibault Charpentier Image 6: © Olivia Cognet
Image 7: Olivia Bossy, photography by Tom Ross
Image 8: Lisa Allegra, Kyrtos wall lamp, photography by Thibault Charpentier
Text by Cara Jacobs