PETAL
Odile Decq Thursday 19 May 2011

An outstanding figure on the contemporary architecture scene, Odile Decq has designed many important buildings around the world.

With her focus on the social commitment in a wide range of design field, the French Architect interprets both public and private spaces in a dynamic, open way, looking toward a future of greater interaction between users and structures.

Specifically designed for Odile Decq's architecturalcreations, the lamps have been developed in close collaboration with Luceplan reflecting
the same approach of originality and lightness. As in the case of the Petal, first conceived for the futuristic ‘P8' pavilion, a multifunctional centre now under construction on the banks of the Saône in Lyon, France.

The lamp could be defined as a gracefully suspended petal that spreads soft, smooth white light. But the truly extraordinary feature of this object with an organic form is the way it absorbs sound. The body of the lamp, covered with white fabric, is made with a sound-absorbing panel. The dome that supports the structure is in polycarbonate. While it is ideal for use in compositions of multiple ‘light petals' in large spaces for hospitality and socializing, Petal also performs its multiple functions perfectly as ‘soloist' in any inhabited context.

designer biog

Odile Decq

French architects Decq (b.1950) and Cornette (b.1953): notable for their innovative use of metal and sophisticated engineering, Decq and Cornette first rose to international prominence with their administrative and social building for the Banque Populaire de l'Ouest in Rennes in 1990. They are winners of many awards.

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