Magic Circus Éditions presents a lighting collection designed to create magical interiors. This original range created in 2015 has been developed out of the personal preferences and tastes of company founder Marie-Lise Fery, art school graduate turned iconoclastic antique dealer.
ABOUT THE BRAND
Rethinking, reimagining, redesigning familiar objects that we look at every day without ever really seeing them and using lighting to tell stories, this is the way of Marie-Lise Féry. A new take on our urban heritage, changing our perspective through her work on scale and usage. Since 2016, Magic Circus Éditions has been setting the world of lighting ablaze, creating aerial, playful and magical designs that merge retro with sleek and contemporary.
A free-spirited antiquarian, founder Marie-Lise Féry draws inspiration from the world of cabarets and the magic of the circus to give form to imaginative, fun and playful collections. The air of magic she breathes into her work makes all interpretations possible and widens possibilities for creative interiors.The combination of traditional savoir-faire – outstanding craftsmanship – and her imaginative take on historical designs from our daily lives lends an unexpected and charming quality to her creations.
Brass, mouth-blown glass, bespoke finishes and majestic proportions: each collection is modelled to provide an original perspective on those so-called ‘everyday’ objects, in an effort to produce 21st-century vintage. Féry’s lights are designed just like magic lanterns – precursor to modern-day cinema –, inspiring wonder through oversized, seemingly weightless compositions and understated references.
Her poetic imagination takes us on a journey through time (from yesterday to today) and space (from outdoor to indoor). Each collection follows its own inspiration: the first models of street lighting for Collection 01, the Far East for Collection 02 and the colourful, carefree spirit of the 70s for her latest collection, Pop-Up. Bringing the era’s hedonism back to life through soft, lustrous and glossy colours, she highlights its narcissism and nonchalance.
Magic Circus chandeliers and pendant lamps are produced in opalescent glass and brass by a workshop that prides itself on its traditional skills. As the material of choice, the brass here is interpreted as a lacquered polished version, with the option of a natural version that evolves over time and assumes its ultimate patina after a few months. A successful alchemy… Like a jewel, each lighting piece is handmade with hand blown glass and bespoke metal finishes.
This commitment to top-quality craft-based production is evidenced by the stamped mark that authenticates each piece. Whether turned on or switched off, each of these has an undeniable presence defined by its restrained lines, familiar decorative references and sometimes an XXL size that makes it all the more spectacular and undeniably modern.