L’Observatoire International is a lighting design firm, created in 1993 by Hervé Descottes. The firm is comprised of skilled lighting designers, architects, interior designers, engineers, and artists.

 

Emphasizing a collaborative effort, L’Observatoire provides lighting design to a range of spatial expressions including museums, performing arts centers, concert halls, airports, universities, towers, landscapes, hotels, private residences, commercial properties, retail stores, and art direction for international luxury brands. To account for such a cross-section of programmatic and geographically specific requirements, we have developed a rigorously contextual and individualized approach to lighting design.

 

As architectural lighting designers, our role is to leverage light as a medium through which architectural intentions can be heightened and spaces transformed. With light as our tool, we reveal the aesthetic qualities of a space and accentuate the experience of an environment, creating a bespoke ambiance. We have a unique knowledge of how to combine light with architecture to create an unparalleled immersive atmosphere.

 

The team is engaged in every stage of the design process, providing graceful, realistic, and environmentally conscious lighting solutions for each of our clients.

 

Our office is located in downtown Manhattan, New York.


Hervé Descottes
Principal
Zara Messano
Assistant to the Principal
Daniel Reinhard
Business Development Director
Nicolas Dufils
Technical Director
Wei Jien
Associate
Etienne Gillabert
Associate
Artemis Papadatou
Senior Designer
Natalia Priwin
Senior Designer
Mikael Charpin
Senior Designer
Jenny Ivansson
Senior Designer
Christopher Marta
Senior Designer
Solenn Borchers
Senior Designer
Papon Kasettratat
Senior Designer
Francesco Secone
Senior Designer
Carrie Chang
Designer
Carlos Garcia
Designer
Mint Thumrongluck
Designer
Thomas Mnich
Designer
Bipin Rao
Designer
Wen Lin
Designer
Ece Ozerdem
Designer
Amol Sardeshpande
Designer
Vanessa Thaureau
Art Direction
Anna Muslimova
Architectural Renderer