Lambert et Fils is still a fairly young studio, but since its founding in 2010, it’s managed to gain a hold in the lighting scene internationally with iconic pieces such as the Laurent Collection, which they showcased for the first time at Euroluce during Milan’s annual Salone del Mobile this year.
After the birth of his first child, Samuel Lambert, inspired by his own childhood in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, founded the studio. He assisted his father, a potter by trade, in his studio while growing up and decided to make a leap from his career in visual arts and film editing to produce light fixtures independently in a Montreal studio. Since that time, the studio (and its team) has grown substantially, but they’re still committed to in-house design and in-Quebec manufacturing.
The Laurent collection includes a variety of suspended fixtures, drawing on early Modernist influences. The pieces emphasise the simple geometric play of flat circles and orbs, each featuring globes hand-blown locally. Sheet metal reflectors in several shapes transform one of the most ubiquitous and simple lamp forms, into dramatic, geometric fixtures, with the help of an adjustable suspension system.
For Euroluce, the studio produced a limited edition reinterpretation of the fixture for Armel Soyer, entitled Laurent 11. The extension of the sheet metal components in a high polish chrome finish makes the pieces all the more dramatic and truly a piece of sculpture.
Lighting is a product area that Canadian studios seem to be excelling in right now - producing unique pieces that merge minimal forms with attention-grabbing execution, and not only designing but manufacturing them, right here in Canada.
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This article was written and researched by Miranda Corcoran, who began writing for Houseporn.ca while studying Industrial Design and Digital Media at OCAD University.