Outside of Montreal, in the small village of Vercheres which sits on the Saint Lawrence River, Larose Guyon’s studio resides. Founded in 2015, the husband and wife team bonded over their shared sense of sensibility. The couple was inspired by the idea of combining pure ideals with luxury.
The Coco Chandlier was introduced last year in New York City and pays homage to Coco Chanel. Never without her signature strand of pearls, Larose said about the fixture, “Like Coco Chanel, our Coco evokes grandeur through its lightness, finesse and beauty.”
“Coco draws inspiration from Chanel’s fusion of jewelry and fashion, in which pearls were as likely to be sewn into the fabric of her elegant evening gowns as worn around her neck,” the couple explained recently.
This past spring, Larose Guyon debuted Celeste. The contemporary design draws inspiration from traditional Southeast Asian sky lanterns.
Appearing as a “floating source of light”, Celeste is made up of one hundred jeweled chains that elegantly envelop the lamp’s soft glow creating an inverted dome which alters appearances depending on exterior light.
What happens when a 19th-century Spanish countess inspires a light fixture collection? Caroline “La Belle” Otero was a cabaret dancer in the late 1890’s who enchanted many important men of the time. Among those who fell under her spell are six who committed suicide after she terminated their love affairs.
Otero amassed a large collection of lavish gifts and one-off pieces. It was this fondness for the “bling” that inspired the Otero pendant. The shimmering, slinky design features satin chains which hang from a pair of disks lined with a ring of LEDs that illuminate the “U-shape” formed by the fine metal strands.
Larose Guyon has also taken commissions, such as Copper in Motion. This fixture is a throw-back to the zoetrope, a pre-film animation device invented in 1834. 44 pairs of laser-cut copper wings inside a large wheel were created.
About the creation the designers said, “This work is a mere reminder that the invasions of old are still something to marvel at, if you only let your inner child come over for a little while.”