Jean-Luc Godard Makes Organic Sculptural Lighting

Jean-Luc Godard’s lamps demand attention, being more of a statement piece than simple light fixtures. Describing his work as “sculptural lighting,” Godard’s original style has developed over time, after years in furniture design and custom sign making.

“While others may develop one style and reproduce countless versions of it, for me, the creative process is a journey that takes you to places limited only by your imagination,” he explains on his personal website.

Originally from France, Godard moved to the United States in 1989 and is currently based in northwestern Connecticut, where his studio sits at the very edge of a nature preserve in the rolling foothills of the Berkshires. Working with raw materials such as wood and metal, his organic designs are in direct dialogue with his natural surroundings.

“I pride myself on having a keen eye for choosing the perfect materials,” he noted adding that these materials have beautiful natural curves, which makes his pieces unique and which define his work as that of a naturalist. Having a meadow right outside the studio also helps, as inspiration is aplenty.

Here are some of his original designs.