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Stairway of Light – Crédit Agricole

Clermont-Ferrand - France



Stairway of Light

An interactive lighting installation that sparkles and surprises. Let yourself be tempted by a little crystal magic. Our Signature Design, Breath of Light, reflects craftsmanship and innovation in the atrium of Credit Agricole’s regional headquarters in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Welcome to Stairway of Light! Experience and enjoy this piece of lighting art. Our chandelier is a unique way to welcome people, make them feel comfortable, and have them leave with a happy memory.
Surprises and smiles. Stairway of Light is a motion-activated lighting installation. As people meet in the atrium, the crystal spheres sparkle into life, connecting the people and interacting with the space.
Hand-blown crystal spheres were crafted by glass masters specially for this installation. Preciosa creates modern lighting based on our clients' visions and inspired by our centuries-old heritage.


Watch the story behind Stairway of Light


Stairway of Light


Inspired by Breath of Light

Stairway of Light was inspired by Breath of Light, a Preciosa Signature Design, which debuted at Milan Design Week 2018. It’s notable for its hand-blown triplex opal spheres and, in Milan, was activated by visitors blowing into special sensors to create a sparkling light show. As a Signature Design, the concept can be tailored to the client’s wishes.


Signature Designs

Unlimited design possibilities. Signature Designs are authentic, timeless, and celebrate design. They are flexible lighting concepts. The lighting has different scales, compositions, colours, materials, and illumination methods.



Material & Colour

Stairway of Light is crafted from 226 hand-blown spheres in colours ranging from emerald to Triplex Opal to clear with bubbles and frosted. The five largest spheres in emerald green refer to the bank's five main branches. This hue matches their corporate colours. The spheres are precisely suspended from a steel wire.

Green sphere
Credit Agricole components

Size & shapes

The hand-made crystal spheres come in different sizes, representing the different characteristics and personalities of the bank's clients. The organic look means each one is an original.

Crystal bubbled sphere
Credit Agricole background

Project in numbers

  • 14 metres high crystal piece
  • 226 hand-blown crystal spheres
  • 890 kilograms
  • 10 cameras with sensors


Credit Agricole’s regional headquarters

Crédit Agricole chose to renovate its existing regional headquarters to remain close to their clients and staff in downtown Clermont-Ferrand. Their five-building campus was initially built in the fifties and was completely reconstructed. The new space includes a soaring atrium with a majestic spiral staircase. Its highlight is Stairway of Light.
Credit Agricole’s regional headquarters in Clermont-Ferrand

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