Award

December 1, 2023

We are very pleased to announce that L’Observatoire International was awarded winner in the “Fashion Design Lighting” category by the LIT 2023 jury for our work on the Hermès collections at Milan Design Week 2023.

Award

December 1, 2023

We are very pleased to announce that L’Observatoire International was awarded winner in the “Cultural Building Lighting Design” category by the LIT 2023 jury for our work on the Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem.

Award

December 1, 2023

We are very pleased to announce that L’Observatoire International was awarded winner in the “Bar and Restaurant Lighting Design” category by the LIT 2023 jury for our work on the Tin Building by Jean-Georges.

Lecture

October 21, 2023

In an exciting collaboration with interior designer Roman and Williams and restauranteur Jean-Georges Vongerichten, L’Observatoire International lighted the entire 64,000 sq. ft. of the historic Tin Building, the original home of the Fulton Fish Market.

Project

October 12, 2023

World renowned architectural lighting design firm, L’Observatoire International, collaborated with llLab. by washing Bamboo Cloud aglow with light.

Award

September 11, 2023

Rubenstein Commons at the Institute for Advanced Study has received the 2023 International Architecture Award by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

Award

August 19, 2023

Our Architizer A+Awards trophy arrived and we couldn't be more excited! ✨ Thank you so much for voting for our project!

Project

July 3, 2023

Following the success of CoCo Paris au coeur de l'Opéra Garnier, CoCo takes over the Gare des Brotteaux in Lyon, offering a refined culinary experience in a sumptuous setting.

Project

June 23, 2023

Ostrava Concert Hall, a “perfect acoustic instrument in its case” in Czech Republic will be made using zinc, a 100% recyclable material.

Award

June 16, 2023

L’Observatoire International is a Lumen Award of Excellence 2023, winner for our work on the Tin Building by Jean-Georges

Project

June 4, 2023

L'Observatoire International has been invited by Starr Restaurants to develop the lighting scheme for the KPod restaurant in Philadelphia, designed by Stokes Architecture + Design

Project

May 29, 2023

Maison Revka unveils its second address on Saint-Tropez's famous Place des Lices through a marvelous garden adorned with roses and jasmine.

Project

May 26, 2023

L'Observatoire International has been invited by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle Estée Lauder Companies to develop the lighting scheme for the Frédéric Malle Le 83 Passy in Paris, France.

Project

May 23, 2023

Blanton New Grounds: Grand Opening Celebration

Project

April 24, 2023

The museum seems to hover over the site, touching down with only a light footprint and presenting an inviting entry to its visitors.

Project

Hermes exhibit lit by L'Observatoire International for Milan Design Week 2023

April 19, 2023

L’Observatoire International was honored to design the lighting of this special exhibition for a third consecutive year with Studio CMP for the Milan Design Week 2023

Article

LED light over kitchen table

March 30, 2023

There’s something off about LED bulbs — which will soon be, thanks to a federal ban, the only kind you can buy.

Project

March 15, 2023

28th February 2023 – De Durgerdam is a new waterside inn and restaurant opening this March on IJmeer Lake, four miles east of Amsterdam in the coastal village of Durgerdam.

Project

February 10, 2023

Caviar Kaspia, the storied Parisian institution, opens its doors at The Mark Hotel. Featuring exquisite design by the legendary Jacques Grange, the restaurant brings the art of caviar to the heart of Manhattan’s Upper East side.

Project

February 1, 2023

An oriental dream between heaven and earth. Located on the roof of the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris and created by Laurent de Gourcuff and Jamel Debbouze, in homage to the latter's mother, Fatima. Dar Mima is a beautiful celebration of Arab cultures. 

Project

January 10, 2023

L’Observatoire International lighting the Bathhouse Studios - a mixed use building with commercial photography studios, offices and residence.

Person

December 5, 2022

We are proud to announce that Hervé Descottes will be part of the ByDesign jury this year, a production for @bydesigntv streaming in 5 episodes presenting architectural projects and the final winner on Dec 10th. Stay tuned!

Project

November 29, 2022

The exterior of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral will be illuminated for the first time this Christmas Season.

Project

November 16, 2022

Rubenstein Commons is the new social heart of the Institute for Advanced Study—the Princeton, New Jersey–based center of scholarship that is globally renowned for its unobstructed pursuit of knowledge.

Project

October 28, 2022

The Mark’s newly illuminated rooftop cupola by Hervé Descottes combining light with architecture to create a uniquely captivating sight.

Project

September 23, 2022

We are proud to announce that the fantastic team gathered around L’Atelier d’urbanité Roland Castro and Snøhetta has won the competition for the embellishment, modernization and securing of the world famous boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes.

Project

July 24, 2022

June 2022 –  Greenwich, CT – Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has debuted his first restaurant in Connecticut.

Award

July 22, 2022

After Winning Best Lighting Design Firm North East last year, we are proud to announce our Honorable Mention this year which shows our consistency and leading role into the lighting design world.

Award

July 13, 2022

We are thrilled to announce Audrey Irmas was awarded with the 2022 Building Team Award by the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles!

Person

July 10, 2022

VIPP invited Hervé to take a seat on the new Vipp451 chair to have a chat about Lighting Design, muses and what inspires the work of L'Observatoire International.

Project

June 16, 2022

L'Observatoire International was awarded with the Lumen Award of Merit during the 2022 Lumen Gala in New York City. Congratulations to the team!

Project

June 16, 2022

Verōnika by Fotografiska is reopening. Brought to life by STARR Restaurants, Verōnika is situated on the second floor of 281 Park Avenue South, the stunning Renaissance Revival building that serves as the North American headquarters of Fotografiska.

Person

June 13, 2022

We are very pleased to announce the promotion of Carrie Chang from Senior Designer to Associate.

Project

June 9, 2022

History meets luxury at Hennessy’s new flagship boutique in Harrods London, where a liquid-inspired lighting concept enhances a minimalist architectural design, reinforcing the brand’s core identity while ushering it into the modern marketplace.

Project

June 8, 2022

L'Observatoire International designed the lighting of the Hermès collection temporary exhibition during Milan Design Week (8-12 June 2022). The exhibition consists of 4-5 vertical architectural volumes lit from within and covered by transparent paper.

Person

June 4, 2022

So excited to be included in “New York By Design, Architecture” Season 1, Episode 5 on Saturday, June 4th at 7PM (EST) on cbstv & ByDesign TV’s Youtube channel.

Lecture

May 30, 2022

Hervé Descottes has been invited by the International School of Bologna to do a lecture for the ISB's students.

Project

May 23, 2022

We are thrilled to announce the opening of the Venice Simplon - Orient-Express Opening phase 1 in collaboration with the Belmond team and Chef Jean Imbert, L’Observatoire International redesigned the ambiance of the iconic train’s carriages.

Project

May 22, 2022

L’Observatoire International is excited to share that Google‘s Bay View campus is officially open! The 1.1 million square foot campus is all-electric, net water-positive, and features the largest geothermal energy system in North America.

Project

May 10, 2022

In collaboration with Bonetti Kozerski Architecture, L’Observatoire International provided the lighting design for the inaugural United States–based AP House, located in the Meatpacking District of New York City. 

Project

May 3, 2022

Designed by famed architect and frequent SHVO collaborator Peter Marino: the 60-room and suite hotel managed by Rosewood, will be entirely restored and elegantly modernized with ultra-luxury service and amenities.

Person

March 14, 2022

We are very pleased to announce the promotion of Mint Kamolnadda Thumrongluck from Senior Designer to Associate.

Project

February 18, 2022

On February 18, London’s National Gallery shared initial proposals for the NG200 project as it begins a phase of public consultation.

Project

February 14, 2022

Virgin Voyages has officially opened the doors at Terminal V, its new home at PortMiami. L’Observatoire International designed the full traveler’s experience, from port to island.

Award

December 14, 2021

L’Observatoire International was awarded first prize in Architectural Lighting in ‘Outdoor’ by the AN 2021 jury for our work on the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington DC.

Award

December 14, 2021

L’Observatoire International was awarded the first prize in Architectural Lighting in ‘Interior by the AN 2021 jury for our work on Audrey Irmas Pavillion in LA. Thank you @archpaper for this great honor!

Person

December 1, 2021

Hervé Decottes and Steven Holl talk about their collaboration on ArchDaily

Award

November 30, 2021

We are happy to announce that @lobservatoire_intl received the LIT Lighting Design Award 2021 for our work on the 'Audrey Irmas Pavillion' in the category 'Interior Architectural Illumination'.

Award

November 30, 2021

Happy to announce that @lobservatoire_intl received the LIT Lighting Design Award 2021 for our work on the 'Dwight D Eisenhower Memorial' in the category 'Exterior Architectural Illumination'. 

Lecture

November 18, 2021

On November 18th, Principal Hervé Descottes will do a lecture at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston curated by the AIA Houston. Information and tickets can be found here https://aiahouston.org/v/event-detail/Sally-Walsh-Lecture-Series-Herv-Descottes/1pn/

Project

November 17, 2021

The new Jean-Georges restaurant Drusie & Darr is opening today at the iconic Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

Project

November 6, 2021

The new Théâtre de Carouge designed by architect PONT12, opened its doors to the public on November 6th.

Event

October 16, 2021

Leah Xandora, Associate and Billy Wong, Designer of the firm L’Observatoire International will address the complexities of lighting this unique public space during a Open House New York.

Project

October 12, 2021

Promoting healthy living and cultural exchange, the buildings offer green public space to a large adjacent residential community. Designed by Steven Holl Architects.

Project

September 16, 2021

Hans Arp Exhibition to Launch New Zurich Gallery at Bahnhofstrasse 1