« There are objects born from desire and objects born from love.
There are objects that disappear, scattered by the winds of time.
To be of one’s time is to share the destiny of the dead leaves. (Jean Guitton)
Only truth and beauty are eternal. »
Philippe Cazer and Frédéric Winkler
We began by producing the work of the inventor Bernard-Albin Gras and the GRAS lamp, the starting point for modern lighting, and the 20th Century’s first articulated lamp, much lauded at the time
by Le Corbusier. Next, we produced Julien Porche’s Surpil chair : a study in elegance.
2013 saw us bring out Bernard Schottlander’s Mantis lamps : ≪ Mobile-Sculptures ≫ created in 1951 in homage to Alexander Calder and emblematic of the 1950’s.
In 2014, first release of the Lampe GRAS OUTDOOR XL collection.
2015 and the adventure goes from strength to strength. The ≪ acrobates de GRAS ≫ and the ≪ mobilier de GRAS ≫ do their first show at Euroluce 2015!
A fortunate meeting with Bertrand Balas has allowed us to reedit his hanging lamp Here Comes the Sun from 1970. A true original, like so many hanging lamps but when lit it takes on a magical aura.
DCW Editions is now branching out, into more contemporary and innovative lighting with the production of IN THE TUBE by the architects Dominique Perrault and Gaelle Lauriot-Prevost. Made from ultra hi-tech tubing, they look as though they escaped from the set of a James Bond film or a Jules Verne novel.