Ombre is a multifaceted design, comprised of a compact base, a LED light source and an adjustable shade.
Ask the designer about Ombre’s essentials and he’ll explain that there are only two: shadow and light. The interplay between them starts with the light source, which projects white light upwards from the base directly onto the shade. Inspired by the shape of a tree leaf, the adjustable shade captures the light in its contours and reflects it onto the surrounding surfaces. The base and shade are made in steel and seamlessly powdercoated in matt black or beige.
Antoine lives in Paris, where he works as museum architect at Musée d’Orsay while managing his own design studio. After receiving his degree in architecture, Antoine worked at practices established by leading architects, including the award-winning architect, Jean Nouvel. It may be due to his background in architecture that Antoine now has an intuitive understanding of spatial design. This is reflected in products that can be easily and sensitively integrated into architecture, such as shelving and lighting. Antoine’s designs are created for contemporary interiors and characterised by abstract shapes and innovative construction details. Designs such as his Ombre table lamp for Northern, which forges a new relationship between base, light source and shade, illustrate this. Antoine approaches lighting with practicality in mind, but the subtle details he includes make the everyday a little bit brighter.