last checked in on Olivier Abry of Wo & Wé, it was 2011 and he was just starting to assemble wabi-sabi lights from vintage parts in his atelier in Villeurbanne, France. Now he collaborates with local Lyon craftsmen to design a wide selection of statement-making, industrial-chic designs. Here’s a look at the collection.
Photography courtesy of Wo & Wé.
Above: The Adjustable Three Arms Wall Lamp has a black steel finish; €859 ($912). Like most of the lamps, it’s available either plug-in or hardwired with a variety of shade options. Above: The Untel Sconce can swivel to any angle and is fully customizable with a variety of shades. Shown here: black patina bent steel; €250 ($265) each, €459 ($487) for the pair. Above: The Auguste Two Lights Ceiling fixture, shown here with a cylinder shade, is €549 ($583). Above: Ideal for workspaces, the Adjustable One Arm Chandelier can be levered according to lighting needs; €549 ($583). Above: The Anvers Two Arm Lamp is €829 ($880). Above: The Adjustable Two Arms Wall Lamp can be affixed at different heights along a vertical rail; €659 ($700). Above: The shadeless Clip Sconce comes with an Edison Filament bulb; €379 ($402) each or €699 ($742) for two. Above: The Auguste Three Lights Ceiling fixture is €659 ($700), shown here with steel cup shades. Above: The petite Marianne Swing Wall Lamp has a brass switch socket; €425 ($451). Above: A detail of the Anvers Two Arm Lamp’s adjustable blackened steel and brass joints. Above: The Adjustable Double Sconce has an exposed black twist cord; €699 ($742). Above: Inside the Wo & Wé workshop. Photograph by Emily Johnston. Above: Abry outside his atelier. Photograph by Emily Johnston.
N.B. Wo & Wé lights are made to order; for ordering information,
contact Olivier Abry.
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