Dominique Perrault & Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost

Dominique Perrault & Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost x Sammode

Heading the Dominique Perrault Architecture (DPA) agency, architect Dominique Perrault and artistic director Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost have made their mark on the history of contemporary architecture.

Their partnership with Sammode dates back to the 1980s, starting with a project of major importance: the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Since then, this fruitful collaboration has continued to flourish, spanning the decades to culminate, in 2022, in the remarkable restructuring of the emblematic Poste du Louvre building in Paris. This alliance has been further strengthened with Sammode's spotlighting of the DPA agency in the French capital, while DPA has ingeniously architected Sammode's head office.

"In my architectural projects, I've always wanted to incorporate materials and equipment with a reputation for industrial use and give them, if not a new life, at least a new use. Quite simply, because their reliability, maintenance quality, efficiency, performance, safety, durability and obvious design gave them a clear advantage over products used in architecture," says Dominique Perrault.

Kyhn and Gude luminaires, the fruit of 30 years of collaboration

In the field of architecture and interior design, Dominique Perrault and Gaëlle Lauriot Prévost created the famous 360-degree perforated grid for the Kyhn and Gude luminaires, which are now staples in the Sammode collections.

A pendant lamp that is both imposing and delicate, creating a soft, welcoming atmosphere of light, and a wall lamp whose grid reveals the spaces and provides a pleasant, enveloping light for intimate comfort. These products have been adjusted to meet the new requirements for dimming via connected devices, which are now part of our everyday lives.

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