Les Écoliers Design Studio : Lampe L1

On the occasion of the Puces du Design in Paris (15e), the Les Écoliers collective presents its very first object: the L1 lamp. Designed entirely by hand, using the Synapses Workshops, the wood and paper luminaire offers a simple and intriguing geometry.

Very committed to the idea that craftsmanship is intimately linked to the exercise of design, Domitille and Louis, designers and craftsmen of formation, founders of the Schoolchildren, attach great importance to the development of the material and the manual techniques.


L1 is the result of the cross-fertilization of these skills and the technical mastery of Ateliers Synapses, a company that manufactures custom made prototypes from Fontenay-sous-Bois. The latter has here shaped the oval metal structures and the cylindrical base in turned oak. Here, no reflector or lampshade, the light is simply diffused by a fine filter Washi paper made in Japan from mulberry fibers, carefully cut, glued, calepiné and molded by young French.
With this creation, Les Écoliers claim a design that enhances the workforce and the work of the material, in a collaboration enriched by the complementary roles of designers, carpenters and metalworkers.

"Because design is not always serious, and happiness is made of small pleasures. " Schoolchildren Design Studio

A beautiful initiative materialized by a balanced harmonious object with minimalist lines.

Until November 12 at the Design Flea Market, Paris Expo-Porte de Versailles in Paris (15e)

For more information, visit the website Schoolchildren Design Studio and Synapses workshops
Photographs: © Schoolchildren Design Studio

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