History

AN ENVY, A FINDING

With grandfathers, owner of sawmill and ‘resin picker’ in the Landes forest, Corinne Puyo carries the wood spirit. Inspired by the unique light of this forest, she wants to recreate this special atmosphere. During her years in real estate, she made the finding of “the bare bulb on the ceiling” and the difficulty of finding the appropriate lighting. She decides to embark on this crazy project, to create original, wooden, aesthetic and functional lighting. This is the beginning of a long process of research and creation.

IMPOSSIBLE? LET’S TRY!

To give life to the creation of the Bordeaux designer Olivier Huynh, Corinne Puyo asks for advice  to an organization specializing in wood. The challenge: put the wood in volume and find its inflection point. The answer is: impossible. Boeotian with experiences in product development management, she decides to take up the challenge.

3 YEARS OF RESEARCH

How to put wood in volume? How to work against the wire? How to tame it? To create the gestures, to develop the technique of neo-marquetry and to refine the finishes, three years of research and tests were necessary. The lack of expertise on the wood that could have been a brake proved to be an asset because it allowed to open the field of possibilities and approach the wood differently! In parallel, the ‘plug & Light’ system is developed and patented.

LAIRIAL, THE BRAND

The airial is the Gascon name given to clearings shaped by the man in the Landes forest.

The airial became LairiaL, the imprint mark and witness of this dreamlike light filtered between the trees, made of shadows and light.