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Inspired by aquatic life, Larose Guyon’s new collection sheds light on the Abysse
Curated by Aline Chahine |
May 27, 2022
| Est. Reading: 4 minutes
Larose Guyon recently introduced Abysse, a sea-inspired lighting collection capturing nature’s splendor in its intricate textures, shapes, and finishes.
After a full year of development, Abysse emerges as the latest addition to the poetic line of creations from Larose Guyon, a boutique studio distinguished by its artisanry and exquisite designs of timeless, sculptural works.
“We invested a lot of time in developing Abysse into something that would be fluid and magical. Beyond its functional efficacy, we have infused an air of mystery and otherworldliness into the design.”
says Félix Guyon, co-founder of Larose Guyon
Unwavering attention to detail
As with all Larose Guyon collections, the magic of Abysse begins with the unparalleled craftsmanship of the studio’s in-house artisans. Painstaking attention to detail ensures that each handcrafted piece contributes to a collection recognized as a functional work of art.
Each globe in the Abysse collection is hand-blown by a glass artisan in Montreal. Inside each primary globe, an urchin-inspired, flaked inner glass globe highlights the studio’s artisanship. The inner globe creates an intriguing seabed illusion, which is further enhanced by the presence of two incongruent brass ball attachments that appear to float like pearls.
“Abysseis an abstract artistic interpretation of aquatic nature that allows people to really use their imaginations. It’s the beautiful result of numerous attempts to strike a perfect balance, including the decision to use filtered glass in order to control each globe’s luminosity, and to further contribute to the seabed illusion.”
says Audrée L. Larose, co-founder of Larose Guyon
The magic of Abysse is achieved through the collection of its parts, with Larose Guyon’s focus on authentic textures contributing greatly to the its sea-inspired mystique. Illumination is provided courtesy of an external source mounted on the outer edge of each primary globe, firing light through the attached internal globe and magnifying its luminosity throughout. Once illuminated, reflections generated within the globes bring them to life, like holograms.
The warmly lit globes are complemented by bold elements with dark aged brass textures, chosen to replicate the appearance of ocean-aged oxidation. A brass ceiling plate facilitates Abysse’s centralized wiring, while multiple ceiling-suspended chains, encased in brass tubing, enable the spreading of its configurations, while mimicking the texture of ropes enveloped in seaweed.
“With Abysse, we endeavored to separate the functional parts from the decorative parts. In addition to facilitating the manufacturing and installation process, that separation also facilitates asymmetrical dimensions for multiple configurations.”
explains Ms. Larose
A versatile work of art
Abysse succeeds in achieving Larose Guyon’s vision of a modular design to accommodate a multitude of settings, and the studio’s investment in experimentation provides its customers wide great flexibility in adapting the collection to their specific needs. Whether illuminating broadly over a long, rectangle dining room table or staircase, or in a dense concentration above a round table or landing, the versatility of Abysse makes it an attractive option for any residential interior planning.
Larose Guyon launched Abysse on May 26th, and it is available in configurations of 3, 5, or 8 globes, in a choice of two sizes. Floor samples will be on full artistic display at the studio’s own showroom in Verchères, as well as in partner showrooms in New York City (ROOM) and Los Angeles (TWENTIETH). Additionally, the essence of Abysse has been captured in a short promotional video that embraces Larose Guyon’s poetic narrative.
“Our ability to capture contemporary aesthetics through old-world craftsmanship is a tribute to our vision and our commitment to remaining a small and intimate studio. We have been telling stories through our collections for several years now, and we will continue to focus on meticulously handcrafted designs inspired by nature’s endless beauty.”
concludes Ms. Larose
Collection: Abysse Designer : Larose Guyon Launch: May 26, 2022 Configuration: 3, 5 or 8 globes in 2 sizes Materials and finishes: dark aged brass, hand textured metal, textured hand blown glass, aged brass chain
About Larose Guyon
Founded in 2015 as a fusion of artistic creativity between Audrée L. Larose and Félix Guyon, Larose Guyon designs and manufactures original and exceptional lighting fixtures and home furnishing objects distinguished by their high-quality materials and impeccable craftsmanship. Larose Guyon’s unique lighting designs, precious materials, and unparalleled craftsmanship sways between art and function, and within heritage and modernity. The design studio blends inspirations derived from natural wonders, resulting in a combination of interpretations distinguished by finesse and elegance.
Larose Guyon’s exclusive, by-appointment-only gallery features a curated selection of the designers’ creations, providing visitors with deeper insight into their world of materials, finishes, textures, and tones. All products are handcrafted by local Quebec artisans, and Larose Guyon takes great pride in its discernible approach to refinement and distinction.