In 1973, Jean-Paul Blachère invented a signature profession that lights up living spaces and cities.
With over 48 years’ experience and a network of 26 branches worldwide, the company creates sublime light sculptures for over 150 countries.
From the twinkling lights on the Eiffel Tower to welcome the new millennium, to the illumination of Champs Élysées, the most beautiful avenue in the world, Blachere Illumination has even made cities such as Amsterdam, Vienna, Moscow, Dubai, London and Rio, our goal is to understand the challenges faced by towns and shopping centres.
While we aim to create beautiful pieces around the world, being eco-friendly is one of our priorities. Although half our research & development budget goes into new organic materials, we are at the very beginning of our eco-friendly journey and doing everything we can to limit the impact of our products and protect the planet.
Blachere lights up the world thanks to its international network
It is in the four corners of the world that we manufacture with passion and attention our light decorations.
Giant fir trees over 25 meters long, monumental fountains or multicolored tunnels of 100 meters long, know-how is our speciality. 120 staff members work in our « haute couture » workshops in Apt, in France. All requiring skills in ironwork and in the most complex cabling. A total of 50,000 series decorations are manufactured each year by more than 400 employees in all our production sites.
The French government have also awarded us EPV certification: a distinction given to French companies that showcase artisanal and industrial expertise and export abroad.
Our subsidiaries around the world
Created in 2003 by Jean-Paul Blachère, the Blachere foundation focuses on contemporary art. The foundation supports nearly 200 artists from the African continent and the diaspora.
Located in the heart of our premises in the Vaucluse region of France, the foundation is based on a system of ethical and aesthetic values and regularly hosts artists in residence and exhibitions.
Each year, the foundation receives nearly 18,000 visitors, about 4,000 students and gives nearly 150 artisans in Africa the opportunity to express their creativity. We also organize creative workshops in Africa and Europe and participate in the major African biennales.
The boutik offers ethnic-inspired decorations for sale with a wide choice of handicrafts and products by African artists from fair trade.
The bookstore invites you to discover a wide selection of books about Africa, art books, children’s literature and novels. The gallery offers for sale a selection of original works by emerging and experienced African artists.
We open our showroom, based in Apt with the workshops, for a magical tour over more than 300m2.
Every year our new collections or our latest innovations are presented to visitors in our showroom. In addition to this unique tour, our customers are invited to visit our workshops and follow the manufacturing process of our decorations from the design step to the production step.
For light has this special gift for enhancing every kind of place, we offer a wide range of bright ideas for decorating homes, gardens, parties and events as well as decorations to truly transform everyday life.
Always on the lookout for the latest trends and original objects to renew interiors.
We provide our customers with the possibility to create their own structures in Bioprint just recently. They can choose the colors and words.