Modelec works with exceptional craftsmen. For example, the ironworker Steaven Richard has created his brand-new collection of light switches, called “Fascination”, out of 5 mm solid brass plates. They are sophisticated and original; genuine jewelry for your walls. For a long time, the light switch was sidelined as an unimportant part of decoration, but it is finally being recognized for its true worth. Worked and redesigned, it has become the icing on the cake, the small design object that “finishes” a room.
Portrait of Steaven Richard : ©B.Massiot
Modul Distribution has been designing and manufacturing switches and sockets in France under the Modelec brand name since 1976. What makes the brand a success is its constant capacity to innovate. Not just on the technical aspects, but above all in its ability to follow new trends. Modelec has thus become an essential brand for architects and interior designers. It is also a go-to for private individuals who do not want to leave anything to chance. Modelec’s designs can be found everywhere, from contemporary houses to historical monuments and yachts. Modelec puts no limitations on its creations and provides genuine woodwork on its wooden switches in various wood species. To meet the expectations of the client market, Modelec has diversified its materials and also offers collections of top-of-the-range switches in brass and enamel.
Having trained at the school of traditional ironwork, Steaven Richard decided to open his workshop in 2001. He settled in Paris and met visual artists, sculptors and designers who nourished his artistic approach. He is lauded by great Parisian decorators for his range of patinas. In 2013, Karl Lagerfeld commissioned him for his studio at Chanel to create a textured nickel silver Versailles parquet floor. This unique project accelerated the development of innovative techniques and tools that are now patented: artistic lamination was born! Passionate about innovation, creative dialogue, and taking on a challenge, Steaven is constantly experimenting to open up new aesthetic fields. The Steaven Richard workshop received the EPV label (Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant) in 2011. The company has also been a member of the Grands Ateliers de France since 2011.
Atelier Steaven Richard
371 rue des Chênes
Tél. : +33 (0)1 64 81 16 17