The French designer Mathieu Challières makes a range of enchanting lamps and chandeliers in their Parisian atelier. Each piece is individually made by hand, the styles ranges from the Baroque right through to Contemporary.
The volière lighting by Mathieu Challières is a beautiful, copper-wire lamps housing delicate birds of every colour. These frozen menageries seem to await the fairy dust that will bring them to life and let them flutter free from their birdcage. Mathieu Challières avoids the mumsy pastiche of putting birds on a chandelier by turning the cage into the chandelier. Warming and delicate, the fantastic whimsy of these pieces lures us out of the safety of modernism into a brave new world where illusion is king and rooms are transformed by avian mirages. What a dream to be a bird !