Forestier is a lighting design studio in Paris since 1992.
Enter the Forestier house, where light penetrates from all sides to wrap the interior in its brightness. A unique place where each room is designed to offer passionately illuminated emotions. These lights are the work of designers who play with materials and transparency, with the idea of respecting nature in all its forms and the human being by favouring artisanal know-how. New technologies and new tools associated to handmade savoir-faire make Forestier offer high quality objects with strong poetic spirit.
Passion, freedom, a discovery at the heart of the projects
At Forestier, they have a special editorial art line where passion, freedom and discovery unite as one. These three essential values to us are found in their lighting, from lamp suspensions and street lamps that project poetry and nature in perfect balance between Design and Craftwork.
True to the spirit of its founder Bernard Forestier, they design objects with a strong identity but which are still affordable for the greatest number of people. The design of their creations should be beautiful, useful, and accessible. To create their objects, they select recognized or emerging talents, with a single mandate: be daring and set a new trend: Arik Levy - Laurence Brabant - Emmanuel Gallina - Christian Ghion - Noé DuchaufourLawrence - Elise Fouin - Jette Scheib - Anon Pairot- Katarina Sokolova - Marc Venot.
The Forestier Values
At Forestier, they are genuinely passionate. Passionate about the quality of the objects they design. Passionate about a trade that affects human beings and culture. Passionate about creating lighting that triggers new emotions. Without that passion, the Forestier adventure would never have been possible.
Forestier is truly illuminated. To be free is to be able to make choices independently, far from dictates. The Forestier brand chooses to use raw and innovative materials and to imagine and produce unique objects. They make the deliberate choice to give carte blanche to their designers to express themselves in complete freedom.
At Forestier, they are explorers. Curiosity is the hallmark. Since always, they have encouraged the pioneering spirit and have cultivated the boldness to go always further, favoring singularity of purpose and inviting discovery through all the creations. This spirit of openness is reflected in each of the creations.
Bamboo is the poetic encounter between nature and design. A bias of natural and authentic materials sublimated by handmade craftsmanship and creative inspiration. Bamboo is designed, contemporary with a soul that is deeply close to true nature. Its filtered light will generate a delicate, warm and soft look both inside and out.
Grass and Parrot are new collections, ever more in touch with nature, and rooted in an ancestral craft. Using traditional weaving and folding methods, the coloured abaca combines geometric weaving and circular shapes. With this choice to use one of the oldest craft techniques, rooted in the earth, Jette Scheib pushes her creative process to the extreme, the aim of which is not another object, but the interaction between the object and the person, a source of well-being.
A lovely story that lights up in front of you...
Over time, Forestier has made a name for itself through its quest for perpetual originality and its mastery of the delicate balance between nature and design. The refinement of its clean lines, its bold choices of raw and authentic materials are optimized by the work of its artisans which has become its hallmark.
1992-2001 Design by nature.
It all began with the passion of a man, Bernard Forestier. A big fan of French gardens, he was fascinated by the artistic Topiary sculptures which shaped them: the right proportions, the balance, the elegant alternating straight lines and curves. This creative spirit wished to shake the traditions of the world of lighting design, bringing the art of botany into the home. He wagered on woven wire, which would become one of the favorite subjects of the brand. He took a fancy to woven rusted metal, zinc or iron. He demonstrated poetry and humor to give life to objects.
2002-2011 Luxury naturally.
Following the departure of Bernard Forestier, the company changed course, ten years after its creation. At the request of Hélène Forestier, Gilles Dallière took charge of artistic direction and stressed his desire to make each piece "something unique". This change marked a turning point for the company that focuses its creations on luxury and all things natural with great sobriety. Form become sophisticated by highlighting light and color, without losing the inimitable cachet of craftsmanship.
Since 2012 A new nature.
Hélène Forestier passed the baton to Jean Dominique Leze, to whom we already owed the "107 Rivoli" for the Decorative Arts and the company ENO (New Objects Edition) along with François Bernard. With this appointment, Forestier reinvented itself and produced a creative and poetic brand, with design, nature and raw materials, in anchoring points. A brand that puts function and the consumer first, with a responsible approach, but always at affordable prices