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MAISON & OBJET 2015: DCW ÉDITIONS BY BERTRAND BALASMonday 7 September 2015
DCW éditions, during MAISON&OBJET, will present its new collection of lamps Here Comes the Sun designed by Bertrand Balas to Parisian audience:
Bertrand Balas, born in Toulouse in 1935 likes to watch the sun set over the Garonne river. With that musical lilt typical of the south, he likes to say: It does me good.
In August 1970 he designed the lamp Here Comes the Sun. At first glance, this original design is like all the other lamps that get called an ‘Original’. But once lit, the Here Comes the Sun hanging lamp takes on a magical quality. Darkness looses its rawness and metamorphoses into something reassuring.
At the same time as Balas was designing his lamp, in the Spring of 1969, the Beatles were having difficulties; tension was running high and relations between the members distinctly frosty. All of which prompted George Harrison to write ‘Here comes the sun’. After the cold and ice of the winter it is always good to feel the first rays of sunshine.
The song came out in 1970, just a few days before Bertrand Balas’ lamp, prompting him to change the name, just in case the Beatles might take offence. In fact, they could have taken the stage together.
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Here Comes the Sun is made in aluminium and exists in 5 sizes and 4 finishes.
Bertrand Balas, a French architect, created the lamp Here Comes the Sun in August 1969. It was released in 1970 and this ceiling lamp is still collected by many French lighting addicts.
At first sight, this round lamp looks like many other round lamps. But the Here Comes the Sun by Bertand Balas becomes magic when the light is on. Depending on your mood, you feel the sun rising, the sunlight or the moonlight.
With Bertrand Balas’s ceiling lamp the night becomes an expected time. Then the sweet night begins… We could have called it the sweet light. But the story of the name of this lamp is also so interesting. When it was released in 1970, Bertrand Balas wanted to call it Here Comes the Sun because of the Beatles song, but he declined, he thought that the Beatles would not let him do it.
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Walking in the Eric Clapton’s garden in April 1969, George Harrison wrote Here comes the sun after the long cold winter, when the ice melts, you feel the treasure of sunlight… The song and the Balas’s ceiling lamp should have come together.