Inspired by topiary sculptures, the designers at Maison Forestier in Paris try to bring botanical art inside using light design. When Bernard Forestier founded Maison Forestier in 1992, he was inspired by French gardens. He was fascinated by the way nature and design came together in the impressive sculpted hedges and trees—and with the impressive French installations in mind, he got to work creating lamps using rusty metal threads, zinc, and iron. These days, the business functions as a design collective, where the designers have carte blanche to design what they want as long as it challenges and reinvents what we know. That said, the artists at Forestier often use threads and transparency in their creations.