BNP Paribas, France
Jean-Pierre Elleni / Pure Inspiration
photo by Nava-Rapacchietta
Catellani & Smith has collaborated to the restoration project of the branch office of BNP PARIBAS in Aix en Provence, where its lighting objects have been installed to contribute with elegant sobriety to the historic setting, an eighteenth century building.
Light plays an absolutely vital role in this project.
In spite of the fact that the lamps by Catellani & Smith represent the only detail of colour in the location, where white colour prevails, 25 Lederam wall lamps in copper color, Sorry Giotto suspensions hand-painted in blue-universe and Macchine della Luce in gold finish are harmoniously integrated in the rooms. The result is a perception of a familiar light, at the same time new and amazing.
Lights that look precious even if they are switched off and are able to convey emotions and wellness when they are lit, are lights that, as Enzo Catellani would say, “reflect their glazes, leading you to your dreams”.