Designed in the shape of a hot air balloon, this ceiling light represents part of the lighting revolution in France during the early nineteen fifties. It is one of the few lamps in the world to offer all three lighting modes in a single source: focused light to bring a sparkle to the dishes on a dining table, upward ceiling light for a soft ambient effect, and discrete light to gently illuminate the faces of guests.
Its beautiful proportions, adjustable height, and a new range of colours enhance its contemporary design.
Michel Mortier was born in Paris in 1925. Very early, he graduated from the School of Arts Appliqués at age 19 where he followed the teaching of Louis Sognot, René Gabriel and Etienne-Henri Martin, some of the masters of the French modernity. He went on to hold positions of responsibility at Studium du Louvre and Bon Marché in Brussels until he was appointed director of Marcel Gascoin’s research department at the age of 24, ARHEC (Rational Development of Housing and Communities), until 1954.