BINY

Jacques Biny worked for almost thirty years to change his profession by perpetually questioning the functionality of the models as well as their illuminating effectiveness – working with the quality of the light sometimes obsessively.

THE STORY

In 1955, Jacques Biny opened Luminalite, his workshop for producing modern lighting.

Modern, before its time, the Designer-Manufacturer who was born in 1913 developed over 400 models during a 30-year career. Jacques Biny’s hallmark was rigour and he never stopped in his quest to improve how homes were lit. Functionality was primary, the lack of superfluity in the form reminiscent of the minimalist movement that was gaining currency in American art during the 1960’s, which may go to explain why his work is as popular with American collectors as it is with Europeans.

Efficiency and simplicity, restraint, elegance and modesty are the common denominators in Jacques Biny’s work. They are the same qualities that inspired us to reproduce Jacques Biny’s Box lights.

Reproduced by DCW Éditions since 2018.

THE BINY SERIES

In 1955, Jacques Biny opened Luminalite, his workshop for producing modern lighting. Modern, before its time, the Designer-Manufacturer who was born in 1913 developed over 400 models during a 30-year career. Jacques Biny’s hallmark was rigour and he never stopped in his quest to improve how homes were lit.

Functionality was primary, the lack of superfluity in the form reminiscent of the minimalist movement that was gaining currency in American art during the 1960’s, which may go to explain why his work is as popular with American collectors as it is with Europeans. Efficiency and simplicity, restraint, elegance and modesty are the common denominators in Jacques Biny’s work.

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