Pleins Phares Large Pendant Light
Protecting the core values of yesteryear while embracing those of tomorrow. It was a topiary which provided the inspiration for the adventure which sprang from Bernard Forestiers passion for French style gardens. His passion for beautiful things was matched only by his love of the materials to be worked. This creative spirit flew in the face of existing traditions and saw the botanical arts being introduced into the home, including the creation of woven metal wire items to present new designs which were always lightweight and well structured; combining poetry with humor.Over time, Forestier made a name for itself thanks to its quest for providing a fragile balance between nature and design including the elegance of its pure styling and its preference for raw, authentic materials enhanced by the work of craftsmen.
Ten years after it was founded, the company changed direction following the death of Bernard Forestier. This change saw the company focusing increasingly on luxury and natural items, shapes became increasingly sophisticated, with an increasing focus on lighting and color without losing that distinctive quality conveyed by the craftsmen's skills.The challenge was to forge the future without renouncing the past; to strengthen the identity and power of the brand, marking out its unique place while also finding new roads ahead. Forestier successfully reinvented itself as a creative and poetic brand, with design, nature and raw materials as its watchwords.
A graduate of the Duperr? School in Paris, Laurence Brabant obtained a Fiacre scholarship for her research project "Inanimate Objects" and self-published her blown glass designs. Brabant's "Petites le?ons de choses" pieces, will be joining the FNAC, (National Contemporary Art Collection). On a resident artist's placement at the Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto, Japan, Branbant partnered with Baccarat to develop the "MANU-facture" project. Laurence Brabant is particularly skilled in transparency, glass and crystal, making a name for herself in the fields of the table arts with a poetic flair, creating tailored lighting solutions and unique pieces.View other products by Laurence Brabant