Being at the same time a designer, artisan and editor of luminaires, Ozone was born in 2000, in Paris, from the vision and imagination of Etienne Gounot and Eric Jähnke. When they met, sitting at adjacent desks in an office where they both worked as engineers, something clicked. They abandoned mapped-out careers to give free rein to their creativity. Deeply moved by nature and architecture, Eric and Etienne engaged light as the spark, the substance of their inspiration.
Major inspirations are the sun and the sky with their thousand shades, from cold to warm light, from sharp shadows to soft diffusions, from the uniformity of color to the subtlest gradations. They also are memories of particular moments when we are suddenly wrapped by a magical light, unified to the world and our soul.