It is our passion for objects that led us to create DCW. Objects which are companions to our daily existence that are reliable, honest, carefully through and perfectly crafted. Objects perfect of their kind, but also beauti- ful and generous. Objects that we treat with respect, but wich we grow attached over time. A way of living, a way of seeing.
We began by producing the work of the inventor Bernard-Albin Gras and the GRAS lamp, the starting point for modern lighting, and the 20th Century’s first articulated lamp, much lauded at the time by Le Corbusier. Next, we produced Julien Porché’s Surpil chair: a study in elegance.
2013 saw us bring out Bernard Schottlander’s Mantis lamps : « Mobile-Sculptures » created in 1951 in homage to Alexander Calder and emblematic of the 1950’s.
In 2014, first release of the Lampe GRAS OUTDOOR XL collection.
015 and the adventure goes from strength to strength.
The « acrobates de GRAS » and the « mobilier de GRAS » do their first show at Euroluce 2015!
A fortunate meeting with Bertrand Balas has allowed us to reedit his hanging lamp Here Comes the Sun from 1970. A true original, like so many hanging lamps but when lit it takes on a magical aura.
DCW Éditions is now branching out, into more contemporary and innovative lighting with the production of IN THE TUBE by the architect Dominique Perrault and designer Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost. Made from ultra hi-tech tubing, they look as though they escaped from the set of a James Bond film or a Jules Verne novel.