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Lighting up with Atelier-D


Jonathan Dorthe has a Master’s degree in architecture, and works part time in architecture in Montreal. He spends the other half of his time designing his own projects for his own enterprise, Atelier-D. Dorthe is inspired by techniques in traditional crafts, so that comes out in the series of objects he creates. Atelier-D tries to define contemporary craftsmanship.

Among his creations are a trio of handsome lamps.

LATH LAMP

The architectural Lath lamp is made from a thin laser-cut plywood, assembled to create volume. The horizontal bands can be made from dark leather to contrast the light structure, or can be made of a wood veneer, which creates a warm lantern effect. Lath is designed in two different shapes: one is a classic tapered shape and can be used as a pendant light; the other is a cylinder shape and can be used as a table light or pendant. The Lath lamp projects dramatic geometric shadows.

PENTAGON LAMP

As the name suggests, the Pentagon lamp is made of five wood panels, joined together by two leather bands; the bands come in natural oiled wood with black or brown leather. Three of the five sides are perforated with a gradient of holes that allows light to shine through, creating a shadow pattern. Pentagon is available in two different heights: 12″ and 15″. It can be use as pendant or table lamp to create a contemporary lantern effect. 

BOLL LAMP

The Boll lamp is inspired by Scandinavian design and is handmade in Montreal out of a light birch structure, which is wrapped in bands of sycamore veneer. This sculptural lamp is created with bands of different widths, assembled to create an elliptical shape; when the light is turned on, the particular woven grain of the wood is accentuated. Boll has a mid-century modern feeling to it and it and adds a warm glow to any contemporary room.

For more information, visit atelier-d.ca