As a luminaire manufacturer, knowledge and mastery of light sources is not only an obvious prerequisite but also a source of inspiration for our work.
The technological improvements of the last decades have changed our perception of lighting and visual comfort. New light sources such as LEDs open up the field of possibilities as radically as the switch from gas to electric lighting.
We did not want to remain passive witnesses of this upheaval, but to be its actors. As soon as the technology is mastered, it seemed essential to us to bring this supplement of soul which makes the signature of a contemporary editor. Through the daily exercise of our profession as interior architect and designer on the one hand and manufacturer on the other, we claim to meet a legitimate demand for honest, benevolent, friendly products, which would not have forgotten humor or even irreverence.
GAU is the formalization of this will. Thanks to a team of talented designers we have designed a catalogue that embodies the dream we wish to share with you.
Story and values
Since 1977, GAU has established itself as one of the leading manufacturers of contemporary high-end luminaires.
Bronze, aluminium, brass, wood, porcelain, alabaster, glass, paper, cotton... GAU only works with high quality natural and composite materials to give the luminaires their uniqueness, nobility and quality.
Our credo: to put our know-how at the service of creation and emotion.
Own creations, designers' creations, collaborations with renowned artists and craftsmen, all GAU models are developed in our factory located in the south of Ile-de-France and distributed throughout the world.
Our history is based on values that are essential to our eyes and that give our luminaires a perfect balance between design and craftsmanship.
With its unique know-how, GAU has presented, for 40 years, a unique range of finishes.
In order to remain in adequacy with modern aspirations, the palette of finishes has been updated: nickel, gold, silver, varnished brass, polished brass, raw brass, antique dealer, antique dealer, forge black, matt pewter, gun barrel, matt nickel, copper... are available.
In order to meet the demands of luminaires with finishes adapted to aggressive climates (seaside, tropics, desert...), GAU supplies with different kind of varnishes.