CVL Luminaires Calée: Luxe Illumination from France

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Calée is an engaging and luxe collection of lighting from French manufacturer CVL Luminaires Contract that was recently designed by Duo Pool, the Paris-based creative studio of Léa Padovani and Sébastien Kieffer. The Calée Collection includes several lighting typologies - table, floor, as well as pendant and wall sconce versions.

Each of the Calée forms is an atypical combination of brass or copper cylindrical, square, or rectilinear aspects in various sizes that have been expressed in striking combinations of matte, polished, or graphite finishes. The ways in which the designers have both assembled and dramatically punctuated these juxtapositional forms engenders a visual precariousness - yet, ironically, it is this precisely engineered "imbalance" that ultimately ensures the stability of each shape. Calée's resulting forms are a fabulous pastiche of Art Deco elements coupled with the aesthetics of enigmatic structural assemblage and visual imbalance associated with early postmodern design in the 1980s.

Switch Modern has recently started representing CVL Luminaires Contract in the United States. All of the manufacturer's designs are meticulously hand-crafted in France; most are UL-approved making them ideal for either residential or commercial applications. For more information on CVL Lighting / CVL Luminaires Contract, please contact us at 404-605-0196 or