We had to meet Kiki van Eijk in the Manufacture of Saint-Louis in Moselle to discover the background and inspiration of her crystal creations. The Dutch designer finally took us to her workshop in Eindhoven, via cameras, due to confinement. From this design laboratory, she recounts how her creations and her personal life intermingle: she imagined the first Matrice lamps when she was expecting her first child, then she enriched this collection of small lights and decorative objects when she was carrying her second boy. What she refers to with the term « Matrice » is indeed birth.
A matter of birth and also of transmission. 434 years is the number of years that have enabled Saint-Louis to accumulate more than 10,000 moulds and exceptional know-how. This priceless heritage is the source of Kiki Van Eijk’s inspiration. Demonstration.