Bar Lanterne, a concept bar imagined by Lambert & Fils and Bruises Gallery

Bruises Gallery and Lambert & Fils are proud to present "Bar Lanterne," an installation-bar to celebrate the launch of the ISLE collection, the latest from the Montreal-based lighting studio. The installation will take place at the lighting studio's gallery on Hutchison Street in Montreal from September 21st to October 13th, 2023.


Official flyer for Bar Lanterne, presented by Bruises Gallery and Lambert & Fils
Photo credit: Mathieu Fortin

The meeting of Bruises and Lambert & Fils offers a strong point of contrast between Bruises’ raw spirit versus Lambert & Fils’ precise design approach. The collaboration has been a long time in the works, and is drawn from the idea of collaborating on space as an object and experience.


Bar Lanterne
Photo credit: Mathieu Fortin

For the occasion, Lambert & Fils invited Bruises to ‘hack’ their Montreal gallery space, with Bruises providing scenography and a selection of pieces and objects from their catalogue. Lambert & Fils’ approach to materiality, combined with Bruises’ eclectic vision, creates a new kind of ambience. Built predominantly from unique custom extrusions taken from the lighting studio’s proper material library, the scenography is punctuated by objects, sculptures, and furniture from the Bruises Gallery permanent collection. To mark the official commercial release, the bar highlights Lambert’s latest collection, ISLE, created in collaboration with Zoë Mowatt, which previewed earlier this year at New York Design Week.

The Isle Collection

In continuation of their legacy of collaborations, Lambert & Fils has joined forces with Zoë Mowat for the creation of ISLE, a new collection launched during New York Design Week 2023. An ode to quiet strength, ISLE is a play both on illusion and perception, allowing lightness to anchor and foundations to rise. Composed of a delicate glass tube resting on solid-stone and aluminum pedestals, and suspended in mid-air like a surreal bridge, ISLE is minimal, but not simplistic. The collection offers various single fixture lengths, but it can also exist in an array of clusters. Offered in multiple options, the clusters occupy width as a linear composition, or height in the vertical assemblage of numerous modules.

About Bruises Gallery

Established in 2020 by long-time collaborators Florence Provencher-Proulx and Isaac Larose-Farmer, Bruises Gallery celebrates various forms of decorative art, functional sculpture, and extraordinary furniture. It exists digitally on Instagram and transiently within the walls of abandoned buildings in Montreal for its exhibitions. Combining artisanal design, Quebecois contemporary art, and found objects, Bruises explores the timeless nature of its works against a backdrop of romanticism.

About Lambert & Fils

Based in Montreal, Canada, Lambert & Fils is a design studio specializing in handmade lighting. Founded in 2010, Lambert & Fils creates original collections and collaborates with emerging designers from around the world. Preserving the bond between design and making, all lighting is handmade in the Lambert & Fils atelier in the heart of Montreal. Through its exploration of new design technologies, Lambert & Fils investigates the many shapes of light—meditating on voids, volumes, and the importance of matière premiere—materials as a point of origin.