Inspired by French industrial design from 20th Century, DCW Editions Paris produces timeless pieces of elegance and functionality. DCW Editions are redefining industrial design for luxury interiors through lighting system of high-tech perfection, intelligent making and stylish finishing.
“There are objects born from desire and objects born from love. There are objects that disappear, scattered by the winds of time. Only truth and beauty are eternal”Discover DCW Editions products
DCW Editions Paris is a lighting and furniture editor founded in 2008 by Philippe Cazer and Frédéric Winkler. By bringing back to life classic pieces of the French tradition, DCW focuses on objects that stands for versatility and style. DCW started by producing iconic pieces that made the history of the European industrial design, all sharing a common simple standard: “honest objects, well designed, well manufactured”.
Passing through three successful productions homaging emblematic designers of the 21st century (such as the GRAS lamp, the Surpil, and he MANTIS collection) chair DCW Editions is now branching out into more contemporary and innovative lighting, merging high-tech with elegance and functionality. As perfectly framed by DCW Editions website welcome statement:
“There are objects born from desire and objects born from love. There are objects that disappear, scattered by the winds of time. Only truth and beauty are eternal”
DCW debuted with producing the contemporary edition of the iconic GRAS lamp, an object that belongs to the history of modern lighting. Originally designed in 1921 by inventor Bernard-Albin Gras for use in offices and in industrial environments, the lamp has become sought after a collector’s item all over the world. Much lauded by Le Corbusier for its simple, robust and yet very ergonomic design, DCW have been able to develop the original project into a modern and articulated lighting system that reinforces the eternal beauty of the Bernard-Albin Gras’ design.
An object born for industrial space has been elevated has been reworked to resist the most aggressive natural environments, fitting yachts, sea or to swimming pools proximity. Another timeless re-edition is the MANTIS collection by Bernard Schottlander created in 1951 as a homage to Alexander Calder mobile-sculptures these lamps seem to defy the law of gravity, like an acrobat playing with shades while suspended in mid-air.
“Ceci n’est pas une lampe. C’est une lumière”
“This is not just a lamp. It is light itself”
Playing with the words as they play with light, DCW Editions borrows the famous surrealist statement from Magritte’s painting La Trahison des images, to introduce an object able to breakthrough lighting standards. ISP by Italian-Russian designer Ilia Sergeevich Potemine undresses the traditional lamp from bulbs and switches, giving to the gesture a physical and mystical purpose. A wonder of brass and marble, ISP light resets the everyday object as a medium to entering into a new dimension, a place where light becomes a palpable reality. On the same transformative trajectory is hanging lamp Here Comes the Sun. From the original 1970 design Bertrand Balas, DCW re-edited this collector must-have creating an object that glaring any spaces with a celestial magical aura.
Philippe Cazer and Frédéric Winkler fascination with industrial material elevated to luxury objects climax in their latest lighting system IN THE TUBE. The soft light of IN THE TUBE is filtered by the exclusive selection of materials: stainless steel for a silver light, anodised aluminium for copper or gold. With a cinematic look that could fit any sci-fiction or spy story movie set, the architect Dominique Perrault and the designer Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost designed a collection that perfectly read DCW unique savoir-faire:
“It is our passion for objects that led us to create DCW éditions. Objects which are companions to our daily existence that are reliable, honest, carefully thought and perfectly crafted. Objects perfect of their kind, but also beautiful and generous. Objects that we treat with respect, but which we grow attached over time. A way of living, a way of seeing”