Chandeliers seemingly destined to disappear, being dethroned by halogens, Henri Mathieu created a collection of lighting in 1970s of brushed aluminum blades, treating lights as sculpture. After Henri’s untimely death in 1982 the workshop was run by his wife Yvette. Then in early 1990 their son, Regis Mathieu just 19 years of age, assumed the helm.
Fascinated by «beautiful things» since childhood, he immediately understands that his future is linked to history. He expands sales to the United States and the Middle East, bringing the French style to a prestigious clientele. Always in search of excellence, he turns to the directors of historic monuments; here he develops a unique expertise, working in close collaboration with architects.
Artisan, entrepreneur, expert, collector, designer, philanthropist. Régis Mathieu is an unclassifiable phenomenon who never ceases to amaze by always being where you do not expect him.
The lighting of historic monuments, museums, and venerable homes often suffers from the scars of time, revolution or the reversal of fortune. Our atelier is capable of authentically refabricating any light fixture to the specification of its archives, drawings or photos.
We have acquired a collection of over 600 exceptional chandeliers, spanning from the 15th century to today, that are showcased in both the Mathieu Museum and the Régis Mathieu Gallery. The objects of light are always presented alongside works of art, inviting you to walk through the history of art with us.
25 years after taking over the family business, Régis Mathieu is implementing, around his workshops and the Mathieu MUSEUM, the Mathieu TRANSMISSIONS.
The goal of these programs are to perpetuate professional tradition, transmit technical know-how, provide information on the art of lighting throughout history and better anchor your business on current societal developments.
Mathieu Lustrerie is the privileged partner for the decorative lighting of luxury boutiques such as: