OTERO – SMALL
Dancer, courtesan and emblem of angelic beauty in Paris, Caroline Otéro, also known as La Belle Otéro, took her place on the Parisian cultural stage through her exotic style and her jewelry passion, to the delight of the jewelers Cartier and Boucheron.
It is for the sheer love of copper that is was chosen as our material. All of our decorative objects are copper plated by dedicated artisans conscientious and knowledgeable in its craft. Copper has a natural reaction of oxidizing when exposed to air giving it character and depth. Our products may develop a patina over time which is the natural and intentional process of our handmade products, not a manufacturing defect. We have applied a protective layer to our products to slow the oxidizing process. Should you remove the protective layer, we cannot be held responsible for the increase in copper oxidation. Do not try to take off the oxidation on the copper.
We are Audrée L. Larose and Félix Guyon. Together, we founded Larose Guyon, based in Verchères, a small picturesque village along theSt. Lawrence River near Montreal. We harmonize the manipulation of luxury materials with formal purity, to yield original and outstanding high-end lighting fixtures and objects overseen to its finest detail.
Our paths crossed in 2014. After evolving independently in our parallel paths of design, winning several awards from Montreal to London and after founding in 2013 Les Ateliers Guyon, we find ourselves today as two loving designers.
We combine our joint visions to offer simple, elegant yet functional objects. Through a romantic aesthetic, we infect daily life with a poetic beauty captured in every luxurious products that has been coated with warmth and humility.
It is with a discernible approach to refinement and distinction that we are inspired by art, nature, past periods and traditions. It is then, stamped with love, that we visualize, draw and build fixtures reflecting our vision with the expert assistance of local artisans and their expertise.