Posted: February 16, 2012 Filed under: ART DIRECTORS, Guilhem de Castelbajac
“OFF DUTY NO MORE” is a design celebrating that ubiquitous illumination recognized around the world–the taxi light. The re-purposing of these iconic lights as interior lamps lends a second life to a utilitarian design that is slowly being rendered obsolete. These increasingly discarded artifacts, which are a part of the design archaeology of our cities, can invoke feelings of familiarity, comfort, and safe passage in our homes.
“OFF DUTY NO MORE” lamps are fitted with led lights and consist of eight different illumination options. The metal base mimics the design of the hood of a car, and includes a switch and hardware. Each lamp is unique, and will be numbered as limited editions.
“I have always been fascinated with the universality of signage and symbols”
–Designer Guilhem de Castelbajac.
Posted: February 11, 2012 Filed under: ART DIRECTORS, Guilhem de Castelbajac | Tags: ART DIRECTORS
“My truth through my work, in our world”
Guilhem de Castelbajac graduated from Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, CA). Guilhem has worked in Paris as a designer for Jean Nouvel (Architecture); and as a creative director for KoandCo (Home design). In 2008, he moved back to Los Angeles and created “Fruit of a Revolution”: a fashion company devoted to promoting and supporting nonprofit organizations (charities include: War Child, Reporters without Borders and Women Thrive).
In 2010, Guilhem founded Guilhem de Castelbajac Design. He is currently working on a show in New York for Wanted Design 2012 (May 2012).
Guilhem lives in between NY, Paris and Los Angeles.