Calder-Inspired Lamps by Jean-Pascal Gauthier
Updated: Jan 13, 2020
Gauthier is a self-taught designer who counts Alexander Calder and Pierre Guariche among the main influencers of his personal design style. These unique lamps adhere to Calder’s philosophy of blurring the line between art and design, supplemented with Gauthier’s creative thinking and ingenuity, and the result is indeed exciting. In his compositions, Gauthier is creating a balancing-act between noble natural materials, producing artistic object that are also functional. “I build sculptural objects that serve a purpose in a person’s life” he says.
His elegant geometric lights are made using an interesting mix of materials such as brass, steel, wood and marble, and one of his signature design statements is mixing plants and bulbs in a single hybrid work.