Together with Roman and Williams, L’Observatoire was commissioned to develop a lighting design concept for Paris’s La Rotonde de la Muette restaurant. Located on a major intersection in the 16th arrondissement, La Rotonde’s great history and visibility has established it as a true Parisian landmark.
Grand Opening of the new Visual Arts Building for the University of Iowa’s School Arts and Art History designed by Steven Holl Architects on Friday, October 7.
Opening of ore – Ducasse au château de Versailles an elegant contemporary café, in the true French spirit, located on the first floor of the pavillon Dufour opening onto the cour Royale.
L’Observatoire collaborated with Roman and Williams to design a grand procession of custom cast iron chandeliers for the central dining area that illuminate the room with warm and soothing light from hand-blown glass shades.
L’Observatoire was engaged by the Olsens and Jacques Grange to create an ambient athmosphere for guests that showcases The Row’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections along with a curated selection of fine and vintage jewelry, furniture, artwork, décor, and specialty items.
Areas of brightness have been strategically controlled and synced with the moon cycle to create a view path to the city skyline. The new lighting brings a new dialogue between Lake Michigan and the city, and allows for both festive and intimate connections.
L'O is pleased to announce the opening of the Hublot Flagship store in New York designed by Peter Marino.
Fondation Louis Vuitton is the Architizer A+Award Popular Choice Winner in the Plus Categories | Concepts: Architecture +Light category!
L'O is pleased to announce the opening of the H Stern Flagship in New York designed by Studio Arthur Casas. The smooth velvety texture of the dome creates a homogeneous atmosphere whereas spotlights hierarchize the space, intercalating moments of discovery on scales that range from a gem to the entire architecture.
The Steel Stacks Campus in Bethlehem, PA reframes the former Bethlehem Steel Plant as a dynamic and vibrant arts and cultural center. L’Observatoire lit large steel furnaces around their perimeter and from within to provide depth and dimension and prevent light spill.
L'O is pleased to announce the opening of the Seamarq Hotel designed by Richard Meier. Because of the mostly cool, minimal color palette of the architecture, the lighting was used to highlight all warm elements, such as the wooden feature stairs and wooden ceiling panels, to bring warmth to the interiors.
L'O is pleased to announce the opening of the Faena Hotel Miami Beach.
Herve Descottes, Principal at L'Observatoire International, Foro Lighting en Site IES 2015 Lecture in Mexico. September 24th, 2015 More Info Here
Herve Descottes, Principal at L'Observatoire International, will give a lecture at University Penn Design, Philadelphia, PA on September 16th, 2015. More Info Here
L'O is pleased to announce the opening of the new House of Dior boutique in Seoul, designed by Peter Marino and Christian de Portzamparc.