Eric de Dormael sculpts a geometric construction with this hypnotic, candle-like Knokke light. The French artist’s studies into light and shadows, shapes and empty spaces, and how even the patina plays on this tension is central to his sculptural art work and products such as this series. Drawing is a primordial aspect of this work, as is the fluidity of form. The Knokke particularly plays to the architectural quality in his inspired work.
His mesmerizing table lamp takes an architectural form in his oft-preferred medium of solid brass wire, anchored with a black metal base. Lit by small LEDs, it spreads warm illumination anywhere since it’s also completely mobile and powered by a rechargeable battery.
13.8" w x 3.1" h x 3.1" d (35.1x7.9x7.9cm)
Natural brushed brass, steel
- ETL listed
- Color temperature: 2700K
- Integrated LED
“All of our lighting can travel from Jules Verne’s world to the Blade Runner world,” says Frédéric Winkler, who, along with cofounder Philippe Cater, debuted Paris-based DCW Éditions in 2008. Timelessness guides their mission, beginning with the re-edition of the 1921 Lampe Gras created by Bernard-Albin Gras. One of the first articulated lamps, it would find its way into the studios of Le Corbusier, Sonia Delaunay and Henri Matisse, and has been a standout ever since.
Nostalgia is not what animates Editions DCW, however, but rather a search for elusive and enduring offerings that span generations. Look no further than the introductions from current design leaders Bertrand Balas and architects Dominique Perrault and Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost. Their new work share a measure of innovation and an artistic countenance that rises above the temporary vagaries of fashion. “Everyone has their own story to tell,” says Winkler of his stable of designers. “Strong characters with a deep and thick soul. That's why their lamps are interesting.”