Nearly 30 years ago, Eric Baron took over the family business CVL, founded by his father Henri in 1960. The collection of traditional wrought iron and ceramic lights has gradually given way to a resolutely modern range, now made of solid brass. The craftsmen of CVL are all men and women of art, passionate about their profession. For over six decades, the thirty five employees manufacture all of the collections by hand, mastering meticulous techniques. Many interior architects and decorators looking for high-level craftsmanship, entrust the creation of their pieces to CVL.
CVL is represented on five continents. The family business regularly exhibits its creations at the most prestigious fairs, contributing to the promotion of the “French Art de Vivre”. Its clients, architects and decorators, praise its lighting as part of their projects, both residential and commercial. CVL can be proud of its presence in luxury private facilities as well as prestigious hotel renovations and luxury boutiques in France and throughout the world: Waldorf Astoria, Marriott, Four Seasons, Crowne Plaza, Cartier, Boucheron, Harrods… to only quote a few.
Integrated designer at CVL, Emilie Cathelineau is responsible for leading the creation unit and the design office. She also works on bespoke projects: this service is unanimously appreciated by specifiers whose specific requests require in-depth expertise. Without denying its ancestral know-how, CVL has been able to adapt to new technologies and is equipped with high-performance creation software, allowing the creation of 3D files and renderings. The control of all stages of production, from prototyping carried out internally and lighting technologies, allow CVL to study the development of special products, from unique pieces to series.
The development unit is constantly on the lookout for changes in technologies and standards and relies on the internal test laboratory to ensure the compliance and sustainability of its creations. For impeccable quality, each product is checked and tested before packaging. The company is also part of a virtuous approach to sustainable development. The production unit near Angers thus benefits from an installation that meets all the standards in force. An internal recycling station ensures a «zero rejection» operation: the treatment baths and the rinsing water are reused to prevent any spillage into the natural environment.
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