Lambert & Fils, a French-Canadian design studio that specialises in handmade lighting has launched a new gallery in Montreal with an inaugural exhibition Feu de camp — an art installation created by Swiss designer Adrien Rovero.
Lambert & Fils and Adrien Rovero met while designing lighting elements for Hermès 2018 holiday window displays across Switzerland.
The gallery — Corridor, which aims to foster cultural exchange and enrich Montreal’s creative community is next to Lambert & Fils’ offices and atelier on Hutchison Street in the Canadian city. The studio says the space will host creators, thinkers, and producers to push the boundaries of their practice. “Many of us at Lambert & Fils come from fine arts backgrounds. Corridor gives our team space for lighting and product design. We get a chance to work alongside the guest artist’s creative vision and flex our own creative muscles in new ways.”, explains Samuel Lambert, founder of Lambert & Fils and Corridor. The exhibition, Feu de Camp, which runs until February 23, sees Lambert & Fils and Adrien Rovero imagines a new lighting installation inspired by boy scouts and childhood imagination.
Evoking the archetype of the flashlight, each lamp in Rovero’s series is intended as a playful reminder of time spent in nature, when a simple piece of string or a wooden block could be used to fashion any number of creations. These makeshift things, at once naive and functional, harness the humility and unique beauty of peeling an object back to its essence.