mask of the Place Jules Ferry luminaire
The mask is a tailor-made piece of equipment for the Place Jules Ferry project in Lorient. It adorns the luminaires of the Rambla, which connects the port to the city hall. The mask is inspired by the traditional Breton headdress, the bigouden. It thus refers to the Breton identity of the town of Lorient, which hosts the famous Inter-Celtic festival every year. The mask in white lacquered stainless steel takes up precisely the lace pattern of the headdress as well as its cylindrical shape. The metal is cut according to a pattern designed by les éclaireurs to evoke the lace while allowing light to pass through. To achieve this, the largest possible opening of the mesh had to be determined. Thus, the mask is identifiable by day and night. Aesthetically, it remains functional with a view to saving on project costs, as it is above all a pedestrian lighting system.
a Bigouden-inspired mask