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About Pierre Disderot

Pierre Disderot holds a special place in twentieth-century French lighting, that of the invention of modern light. He was the creator and publisher of an elegant and modern forefront capable of competing with the best foreign productions. His story was also that of his friendships with the finest French design of the 50s, Pierre Guariche, Joseph-Andre Motte, Alain Richard, Michel Mortier but also later with Olivier Mourgues, Etienne Fermigier or François Arnal. Pierre Disderot studied engineering at the Ecole Breguet but demonstrates a great sensitivity to modern architecture, he also joins the Espace group founded in 1951 by André Bloc, director of the journal l’Architecture today. In 1948, he opened Pierre Disderot Workshops, specialized in the manufacture of lighting fixtures. First inspired by the classic creations of his time like those of Perzel or bronziers of arts, he turns very quickly towards more innovative designs. It is his meeting with Marcel Gascoin who offers him the opportunity to discover two talented young designers, Michel Mortier and Pierre Guariche, members of his design office. From then on, the trio launches the first range of ‘rational’ lighting fixtures Then follow other successful collaborations for almost 30 years: Joseph-André Motte, Gautier Delaye, Jacques Dumond, Bernard Durussel, Pierre Paulin, Roger Fatus … Many forefront models are born in his workshops. In 1955, he participated in the exciting adventure of the ARP founded the previous year by the trio Guariche, Motte and Mortier in order to federate editors acquired a demanding modernity. Pierre Disderot has the ability to know how to surround himself with the best of his time, to know how to listen to their talents, like Pierre Guariche’s with metal, and to offer them the technological tool they dream of. Excellent designer himself, Pierre Disderot is much more than an industrialist for this generation of designers, he has understood their requirements for functionality, their uncompromising modernity and their rigorous and innovative aesthetics. This professional, artistic and friendly collaboration gives rise to one of the most beautiful French creative symbiosis of the twentieth century and some of the most beautiful luminaries in the world. For more than three decades, Pierre Disderot has been the benchmark for lighting, whether for the home or for collective or architectural lighting. He participates in many prestigious projects which he ensures the lightingdesign , one of the best known being the liner.