IN THE SUN

As part of the renovation of the Pavillion Dufour at the Chateau de Versailles, Dominique Perrault and Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost came up with a homage to the Sun King.

THE STORY

As part of the renovation of the Pavillion Dufour at the Chateau de Versailles, Dominique Perrault and Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost came up with a homage to the Sun King. The In The Sun collection radiates festive hues of gold and silver in conjunction with softly cast shadows.

The result is a very special atmosphere in the rooms they are used to light. Whether wall-mounted, as a ceiling lamp or hanging, the result is consistently magical.

The In The Sun series was launched by DCW Éditions in 2018.

DOMINIQUE PERRAULT
& GAËLLE LAURIOT-PRÉVOST

In 2008, Dominique Perrault described himself in eleven words: School. Rupture. Defiance. Void. Wall. Earth. Land art. Site. Place. Happiness. And finally, Mesh, a supple material that has structure but whose very essence is to be present and yet be invisible. It is a material that is both rigorous and poetic, virtual yet present and which the architect has used in the past as a way of delineating a geographic area, either as a protection or a way of welcoming, as well as a way of channelling natural or artificial light. 

This is the same mesh that Dominique Perrault and Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost have adapted, manipulated, contorted and transplanted into the inner workings of their lamps to create the thousands of exceptional and powerful lighting solutions that light up the French National Library, day and night. 

“This transfer of universes is nothing new. The domestic interior is these days constantly being penetrated by the industrial, which in turn has long since lost its aura of being something nasty and noisy, separate to the rest of the world. Nowadays it is normal to make use of these components which fit naturally into the world of design.”

MAGIS