With all the hot home design items out there, cocooning shows no signs of letting up as the fashionable trend for the 21st century. Staying at home is especially good if your spread is Capellini loaded, Frette counts the threads in the sheets and Ozone, the new hot Paris-based lighting architects, customizes the lighting. Working from a modest Marais storefront, design team Eric Jahnke and Etienne Gounot are quietly and charmingly (they happen to be both easy on the eyes) securing some prime business with bold faced names across Europe for home and commercial properties. Their brand of geometrically cut lighting is right on target for any room with walls. Unobtrusive shapes are cut to incandescently frame regional room spaces, illuminating from beneath or above in their preferred dusky color palette of purple, greens and grays. The duo’s lighting cards are swiftly filling up with clients including licensing deals with Roche Bobois and Remi Tessier and closely guarded names that would rather have you think they just picked up a few lamps at the market. If you’re not quite at the customizing level yet, the duo sells a line of free standing lamps from their Paris store and through distributors across the world.
- Jason Campbell
Photo: Ozone’s Zora lamp