Lambert et Fils - The Many Shapes Of Light
Based in Montreal, Canada, Lambert & Fils is a collaborative lighting design studio founded in 2010 by Samuel Lambert. After a career in the visual arts and film editing, Samuel chose design and craftsmanship soon after the birth of his son, as a nod to his own childhood spent in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, where he often assisted his father, a potter. A full-circle moment for Samuel, which also explains the company’s name (in French, Lambert & Fils means Lambert & Sons).
Starting his business alone in his small Beaubien street shop in Montreal, Samuel succeeded over the course of a few years to mold a creative yet rigorous studio, alongside a diversified team of young talents. Today, Lambert & Fils employs close to 55 people and occupies a spacious 21 000 square foot studio. Everything is designed and assembled in house, for great precision and durability of the product.
Through its exploration of new design technologies, Lambert & Fils investigates the many shapes of light—meditating on voids, volumes and the importance of matiere premiere—materials as a point of origin. The studio has created installations around the world, taking over display windows for Paris Design Week, hosting a six-day pop-up café for Milan’s Fuorisalone, and devising a grand floral installation at Stockholm Design Week.
Like the studio itself, these explorations trace where the unexpected meets the universally poetic—and where humility meets complex design.