Airy and light, Cercle & Trait (Circle & Line for non-francophiles) is a mesmerizing construction, seemingly held together by a single thin wire. From cutting-edge Parisian design studio Pool—founders Léa Padovani and Sébastien Kieffer also act as artistic directors of CVL—the pendant embodies the handcrafted finesse of the French lighting firm. Featuring a tubular rod that contains the downward-directed LED light source, it maintains a delicate visual balance while spreading a warmly even glow.
63" h x 67.75" w x 23.5" d (160x172.3x60cm)
Cable length: 39.5" (100cm)
Int. power supply included in canopy
Solid brass, polycarbonate
Nestled in the Loire Valley, CVL Luminaires first debuted in 1960 and has been handcrafting exquisite lighting pieces in France ever since. Featuring “noble materials” including brass, glass, wood and stainless steel, the company’s autonomy ensures that its products reflect uncompromising quality as well as mindfully sustainable production.
Led by design director Émilie Cathelineau, CVL also collaborates with independent designers like Hervé Langlais, POOL and Kristian Gavoille. In collections ranging from Calé(e) to Saturne, the fixtures reflect a contemporary, and sometimes whimsical, take on classic French epochs like Art Deco. Often glossed with a favorite touch of golden brass, CVL’s offerings define a sense of panache with luxurious materials melded with ever-intriguing forms.