is a French lighting
brand, born in 2008 thanks to the support and creativity of the two founders Philippe Cazer and Fred Winkler. Both were able to capture the essence of old classics and then transformed them into modern design objects. The company understood the originality of the work of famous inventors who in the past carried out numerous projects and thanks to the use of these previous work plans it was then possible to create and produce new and better creations.
Over the years the DCW édition brand has become more and more famous, obtaining numerous awards that have allowed it to carry out further projects. 2014 is the year of the launch of the first Gras Outdoor lamps
in XL format; instead, 2015 sees the important participation in Euroluce, the International Lighting Exhibition, a biennial event that sees many exhibitors present their works or projects related to the most innovative and cutting-edge solutions in the field of outdoor lighting
, indoor, industrial, events and shows lighting, a sector that is now not only decorative but increasingly attentive to eco-sustainability and energy saving.
The Gras lamp and other DCW édition icons
DCW édition relaunched a number of products on the market, the first of which were the lamps of the 1920s from the Lampe Gras collection
, designed by Bernard Albin Gras who developed various projects that included the creation of lighting systems that could be used in industrial or work environments such as offices. The Gras lamp, later named after its inventor's surname, was indeed a surprising idea that allowed its creator to become one of the most innovative designers of the twentieth century; the style of the lamps is characterized by its linear, ergonomic and resistant design without the support of screws or joints.
Its great functionality, combined with its refined aesthetics and rich details, was able to surprise many experts in the field, struck by those particular elements that were ahead of their time, making this lamp truly revolutionary: the Gras lamp was in fact the first lamp with an articulated arm
. Le Corbusier was also fascinated by this new modern style and these new functions that were so simple and intuitive that he became one of the most enthusiastic supporters of the inventor and his ideas.
Bernard Albin Gras's patent was later acquired by the company and perfected by Philippe Cazer and Frédéric Winkler, who began production and gradually started a real business that grew and evolved over time.
Since then, other famous designers and architects have designed for this brand, launching on the market many ideas that have found wide recognition among the public, such as the Surpil chair
by Julien-Henri Porché, who wanted to create a metal chair suitable for contract environments such as bars, restaurants, terraces or public areas, paying attention to all the needs useful for use in outdoor contexts, and therefore often subject to atmospheric agents. Another important need to which he paid attention was that of space and thus made the chairs stackable and completely stackable to facilitate their placement in every place; today the chairs are available and can be purchased in more and more different configurations and models.
The company DCW éditions has also continued to produce other innovative and original furnishing elements, for example the 2013 Mantis lamp
by Bernard Schottlander, originally created in England back in 1951; the entire series of Mantis lamps
is distinguished by its unique style characterized by the particular combination of versatile shapes with rigid lines that together give balance to the entire design without sacrificing the right feeling of movement. The metal structure with which the lamp is equipped can be completely rotated up to 360 degrees by tilting it and fixing it in four different positions.
DCW éditions has also collaborated with Bertrand Balas, a French designer and architect who in the second half of the 20th century created a collection of lamps called Here Comes the Sun
: they are truly original pendant lamps, especially when, once turned on, they take shape in the dark and create unusual and unusual lighting effects, making the atmosphere truly magical and relaxing.
Retro design lamps and accessories
Over time, DCW éditions has specialised not only in the field of lighting but also in furniture
. The company production includes floor lamps, shelves, chairs, armchairs, wall lamps, suspension lamps, table lamps and home decorations.
The collections of the DCW éditions brand have made the most of the past thanks to the help of numerous collaborators who, combining technical skills, professional studies and creativity, have been able to develop something unique. The strong passion for the classics, combined with the need for deep innovation linked to modern and contemporary needs, has allowed the company to create well-structured products thanks to numerous studies that have been able to combine harmonious and elegant shapes from an aesthetic point of view together with well-designed and functional elements for their daily use. The design of an object always tells a unique story that never ceases to amaze, a story that between past and present tells of a long journey of experimentation and research always aimed at improving and perfecting itself. The projects, the numerous ideas and collaborations between different artists have given life to something special, something that today lasts and persists over time in the continuous search for new ways of creation and innovation.
The Biny Table
by Jacques Biny is another table lamp designed for DCW éditions, equipped with specific fins that give a particular direction to the light, has a very particular shape; the Biny Spot
is part of the same collection and is characterized by a ball joint that rotates and tilts.
The French brand DCW éditions also reissues the collection of lamps In the Tube
by architect Dominique Perrault and designer Ga?lle Lauriot Prévost: lamps with a neo-retro style, a union of different worlds that together have been able to find the right balance and perfect harmony between shapes developed in different lengths, bound but free at the same time, lamps that are very reminiscent of the industrial style between vintage and contemporary: created with a mix of glass and stainless steel are composed of a particularly strong transparent glass tube closed at both ends by means of aluminium caps sealed with silicone. In The Tube is able to create a soft light and an intense and pleasant atmosphere, it can be easily oriented thanks to a reflector, and can be used as a pendant, wall or ceiling lamp.