The Story of DCW Éditions

This Week Dlight is shedding light on a very exciting and innovative lighting brand from Paris, DCW Édition. The DCW Éditions story began in 2008, founded originally to reproduce and create the infamous and what is often referred to as the starting point for modern lighting and the first articulated lamp – “The Gras Lamp”, it was the original work of the inventor Bernard-Albin Gras.

In August 1970, Toulouse born architect Bertrand Balas created the luminaire “Here Comes The Sun”. By looking at this light for the first time you would be forgiven for thinking it was just another pendant, it is only when illuminated you can see its magic making the night becomes soft and reassuring. Discover Here Comes The Sun.

In more recent times DCW Éditions has begun to move towards more modern, contemporary and innovative lighting pushing the spectrum of what a light can be. Two of their more recent creations which spring to mind are the ultra high tech “IN THE TUBE” range created by architects Dominique Perrault and Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost. IN THE TUBE collection was designed with the objective in mind of it being “utterly original, almost indescribable, nearly unbreakable, timeless and completely durable”.

The latest creation to come from DCW is the futuristic “ISP” table and wall light by the airline pilot, engineer and inventor Ilia Sergeevich. This light was designed in conscious opposition to the standard artefacts of our time, Potemine’s lamp is more like a beautiful torch like the baton passed between the runners in a race that counts only the enlightened and initiated among its participants.

We at Dlight concepts are excited to see what other innovative lighting designs are to come from DCW Éditions in the future.