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Based in Provence  in the South of France, Ekilux was born of Sebastien Sauze's desire to relaunch production of
        the iconic slatted aluminium lamps designed by his father Max Sauze at the end of the 1960s.
        Since their inception, these lamps have never lost their relevance to contemporary design. Like a small Renais-
        sance, they bridge the gap between the innovative 70s, when designers were bursting with creativity, and today’s
        globalised economic market.

        The brand "MAX SAUZE" evolving and enriched with new a few years now. Cosmetic line remains the same while
        making some changes specific to contemporary application.

        To mark this evolution and ensure its sustainability  Sébastien  created "Ligne SAUZE" brand  which now includes
        the whole current range and future creations.

        “Ligne SAUZE”   meaning balance and light – expresses the quest for harmonious equilibrium between form, pro-
        portion, materials and surface effects, which work together to yield a particular quality of light. Each of these four
        elements has its own values, characteristics and limits, alone and in interaction with the others.

        Max Sauze has achieved total mastery over these elements. For over 60 years he has been conceiving, designing
        and creating all kinds of shapes in a multiplicity of materials. These forms are sometimes devoid of any reference
        or connotation – they are what they are, simply: objects of mystery and beauty, allowing the viewer's imagination
        free rein – or they can give playful, sometimes poetic, expression to his associations with a subject, a sentence, an
        expression, a thought or a pun. Like sculptures, Ligne Sauze’s lamps are designed to be always beautiful, whether
        they are lit or not.

        In the same spirit, Sebastien Sauze decided his work would also marry art with craftsmanship. His values arise from
        his deep feeling for his materials. Like the wood smoothed by the experienced hands of a cabinetmaker, metal also
        needs to be mastered to reveal its hidden alchemy; it has a past.

        The highly skilled production at the heart of Sebastien's workshop is essential to the finished object. Everything is
        done by hand, from raw material to transformation into a completed object, in a series of deft operations that can
        run into the thousands on larger models.

        Each stage in making a lamp requires a great deal of time, sufficient space – and passion.

        Mechanical tools are faithful companions. Often designed for a very specific purpose, each tool continues to evolve
        in response to the artisan's needs as he constantly seeks to improve his workmanship. The shapes are varied, unfol-
        ding in a spatial geometry where the form they take becomes self-evident.

        Drawing inspiration from the workings of nature which follow the path of least resistance, Ligne SAUZE en-
        deavours to reproduce its methods. From relative disorder emerges organisation, through a process of repetition,
        sorting and alignment. A certain form of beauty is born, as viewed through the eyes of our culture.

        To meet our customers' varied needs, our range extends from small bedside lamps, through table lamps and floor
        lamps, to chandeliers with a one-metre diameter.

        This wide range means Ligne SAUZE lamps are a perfect fit for any interior, whether contemporary or traditional,
        and it is through their sculptural identity that they can be recognised anywhere.

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