Ombrages and Éclairage Public come together to form Canada’s leading lighting design firm

Ombrages, a firm specialized in lighting design, is pleased to announce that Éclairage Public and its founder, Gilles Arpin, are joining its team. This alliance will offer the most solid indoor and outdoor lighting design expertise in the country.

“Gilles Arpin has over 30 years of experience. He’s a visionary, an artist and most of all, a professional for whom I’ve always had the greatest respect. Our collaboration will enable us to push the limits of lighting design even further,” said Mehdi Laieb, lighting designer and Ombrages’ founder.


Ombrages and Éclairage Public have joined forces before, in the project to light the Olympic tower in Montréal. Ombrages developed the design that Gilles Arpin incorporated in the tower’s unique architecture. Combining the two styles resulted in an impressive, unique and perfectly integrated look.


“I decided to join Ombrages to ensure Éclairage Public’s longevity. I am thrilled to collaborate with such creative and dynamic colleagues,” said Gilles Arpin.


Éclairage Public, whose name will continue to be used, was presented with two Illumination awards by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) on October 9, 2014 in Montréal, for the Camel de Montréal indoor architectural lighting project and for the Quai de l’Horloge outdoor architectural lighting project in Montréal.



About Ombrages

Ombrages, a subsidiary of Roche Ltd, Consulting Group, is a lighting consultant that favours an architectural approach in its project. The design and engineering firm uses leading-edge technology and includes experienced lighting designers who have completed numerous projects around the world. Ombrages highlights the visual aspect of structures and buildings through esthetic lighting that plays on light and shadow. Ombrages namely designed the lighting for the Casino de Montréal and Québec City’s Château Frontenac.


About Éclairage Public

Éclairage Public is a Montréal-based firm that specializes in illuminating public spaces. It has participated in several large-scale projects, including the Quartier des spectacles and Saint-Joseph’s Oratory in Montré



For information:

Marie-Andrée Parent

Communications Advisor

418-654-9696 ext. 28441