Paula Arntzen – Lighting Love

November 23, 2010

How truly amazing are the Petit Trianon and Grand Trianon lights from Dutch artist and designer Paula Arntzen? They are available through Artecnica and their list of exclusive retailers — I’m hoping they have one in Germany because I am dying to buy one for my office or living room because it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for. Have you heard of Artecnica before? If not, they are a design company in L.A. that collaborates with both emerging and established international designers and together they create inspiring decorative objects for the home and workplace. Can you imagine this light in your home office? I can! Totally!

Paula Arntzen - Lighting Love

About these lovely Trianon lights Artecnica explains, “Named after the palace of King Louis XIV, Grand Trianon is a large, lightweight chandelier made of post-consumer coated Tyvek. When lit up, the Grand Trianon emits a soft checkerboard glow from behind its surface of folded slits.” The Petit Trianon is a smaller, detailed version with identical texture and pattern.

Paula Arntzen - Lighting Love

Paula says of her inspiration behind these lights, “Both lights are a result of a unique experience I had at the Palace of Versailles combined with my love for this elegant material”. What a lovely design, I can’t wait to get my hands on one someday, what a lovely score that would be!

(images: paula arntzen)


  • Reply Ottomar November 23, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Nice, I want one for my bedroom…

  • Reply steffi November 24, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Those are gorgeous!

  • Reply Victoria November 24, 2010 at 2:20 am

    They are so pretty. And remind me of wasp’s nests. Have you ever seen some of them hanging in trees?

  • Reply Thomas Folke Andersen November 24, 2010 at 10:13 am

    These look pretty cool. Thanks for sharing this inspiration.

  • Reply Iris November 24, 2010 at 12:50 pm


  • Reply Julie-Inspired November 24, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Amazing…I bet the light gives the room such a great feeling, like not too bright.
    Julie xo

  • Reply My Owl Barn November 24, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    This is gorgeous! I bet it will look even more beautiful at night time.

  • Reply ana November 24, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    I can totally imagine the Grand Trianon lamp in the hallway of my new house :) the light effects are gorgeous

  • Reply A Plum By Any Other Name November 24, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    I’m a sucker for lighting. Love that little seagreen glass lamp!

  • Reply Jen November 24, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Those are so cool! Want.

  • Reply Tracy Kunzler November 24, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    So sleek and modern, yet organic, too! Reminiscent of a honeycomb or pine cone. Great design!

  • Reply Hazel November 24, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    So unusual! Great design always nice to spot something a little different.


  • Reply Joey November 25, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    For those of you living in San Francisco her lights are now hanging at Propeller on Hayes Street. Myself I have both the Petit Trianon and Grand Trianon hanging in our living room. The little notches in the lamps create a beautiful effect on the walls and ceiling.

  • Reply Bella Grace Studios November 30, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Just bought 4 of the Grands for our new studio! SO excited :)

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