During the occasion of the Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk, Belgium, Paris-based firm, SCMP Design Office presented a new industrial lighting design, the Dorval 01 during light. Showcased in collaboration with the Montreal-based design firm, Lambert & Fils, this astonishing piece marks the first time that SCMP has participated in one of the major international trade fairs in the world. Today, Paris Design Agenda explores the singular characteristics of this lighting piece.
Having its origins in industrial design, the stunning Dorval pays tribute to this exquisite style. It is comprised of four aluminium heads with LED panels and can act as both a pendant or chandelier.
Dorval features slip rings where each head can be turned to distribute light in any sort of direction. Its design showcases unmatched precision allowing for the lamp to keep its balance and alignment. The central body establishes a vertical reading of the piece, leading from the fixture itself all the way up to the ceiling. This provides a visually seamless integration of the electrical box housing and simultaneously serves its direct technical needs. A sense of domestication was developed courtesy of a wire loop and bottom axis.
Its soft colour welcomes warmth to the design. The unique hue is a reference to the Motobécane AV88, otherwise known as “La Bleue”, which is one of the most iconic French motorcycles, a popular symbol of the “Trente Glorieuses”.
Versatile in performance, the Dorval industrial piece is best used above a dining table or as an ambient light in a living room or office design. The colour and composition of this award-winning product is an endearing reflection of history turned into a bold and welcoming design.
Source: SCMP Design Office