The Preau Lumineux is Inspired by a Sheltering Shed

 - Feb 12, 2014
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The design of the Préau Lumineux was undertaken with an interest in architectural forms. When Ionna Vautrin was developing the abstract composition of this unusual lampshade, she was remembering the sort of overhang under which she and her fellow students would seek refuge when it rained in the schoolyard.

With this innocent and nostalgic idea in mind, the designer executed the light fixture with a beautifully youthful form. It comprises a wooden ledge-like component that's held by a pair of mounting braces. The roof of the Préau Lumineux wall lamp was made from what appears to be a piece of thin metal material. Gently swooping sides and soft rounded corners express a whimsicality about the piece, rendered even more playful by the turquoise color treatment.