Tristan Lohner, famous designer and director of the RBC Center concept store in Montpellier, has created a brand new, nomadic and clever lamp that is perfect for the whole family.
"The idea behind Balad is to create your own light. Choose the size and colour, decide whether to place it or hang it, make it into a lamp for the house or take it with you for a beach party. I wanted Balad to be a sensitive object, and just like Fermob: simple, inspiring and free."
This 40 year-old trained as a cabinet maker, obtaining an Arts and Crafts diploma. He then joined the School of Decorative Arts in Paris, where he studied product design under Jean-Marie Massaud. Next, he went to the RBC group, whose furniture showrooms are designed by Philippe Starck and Christophe Pillet, amongst others. There he worked on many global development projects for the residential and luxury hotel sectors. Tristan Lohner is now enjoying directing the RBC Design Center, a 2,500 m2 concept store entirely devoted to design, and designed by Jean Nouvel. He continues his work as a designer.