Maison Lucien Gau
Maison Lucien Gau is a family-run business listed as a living heritage, created in 1860, perpetuating the art bronzesmith profession. It manufactures and restores lighting fixtures and art furniture, mainly intended for a clientele of luxury hotels, residences, yacht builders and architects, all over the world. Based in Paris, the company has a showroom near Bastille, at the bottom of a splendid private courtyard. We were approached late 2016 to rethink the overall positioning of this legendary brand, which suffered from a lack of presence and visibility. By adopting a crafty and meticulous work method, we wanted to transcribe the soul of a company that had gone through the decades without ever compromising its know-how. The new visual identity is based on a fine “LG” monogram, balanced and symmetrical, resuming the shape of a chandelier, and on a serif typography entirely designed for the occasion. The graphic style, without any superfluous elements but with rigorous construction and the choice of materials, which required careful attention, complete the emergence of a new elegant and graceful branding.
(In collaboration with Camille Raynal)