Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Canadian lighting company Lambert & Fils opens its first New York showroom—a gallery-like space that elevates light fixtures to art.
By Rachel Gallaher
Images by Chris Mottalini
As seen in Issue 56
The new Lambert & Fils show- room in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood showcases the studio’s lighting designs, along with other high-end furniture and objets.
Ten years ago, craftsman Samuel Lambert signed the lease on a small storefront in Montreal and set to work single-handedly restoring and creating lamps from antique parts. It wasn’t long before his innovative pieces caught the eyes of designers and editors alike, pushing his company, Lambert & Fils, into the spotlight. A decade later, the brand is celebrating its success with the opening of Lambert & Fils’ first New York showroom. Located on the ground floor of the historic Schepp Building—a 19th-century redbrick Romanesque Revival structure in the Tribeca neighborhood—the new showroom features interiors designed and decorated by Lambert and his son and adorned with sculptural versions of some of their classic fixtures, along with a selection of curated objects. Restoration of the space was led by Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary architecture studio re-a.d, with the resulting white-box look (the walls, floor, and ceiling are all painted white) highlighting the objects inside. Floor-to-ceiling curtains serve as dividers between the main display area and meeting rooms, and original early-20th-century columns nod to the building’s history.