Azimut Industries

Azimut Industries

"Light is a magic wand; lighting must be mobile and modifiable, depending on one's needs and desires. All that really matters is ambiance and the beauty of a woman." Christian Girard

In order to realize those ambiances or lighting atmospheres, designer Christian Girard took inspiration from scenography. The General Electric PAR 36 light bulb provided the basis for his mobile spotlight, which he conceived in 1969. The spotlight is made mobile by means of a magnet that can move all around a metallic hemisphere. The principle of magnetic linking allows a completely free and multi-axial "tous azimuts" movement.

He rose to fame in the early sixties when hundreds of those spotlights would be lined up on rails and used in fashion boutiques and nightclubs. Through his architecture agency, Christian Girard originally created spotlights which he utilized in his own projects. Today, Azimut Industries produces the full range of lightings by Christian Girard.

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