Meljac Launches the Solaris Collection, Designed by Marc Newson

MELJAC, the Leader in Luxury Switches, Has Developed a New Solid Brass Collection in Collaboration with Australian Designer Marc Newson.

Paris, France, 2021-03-01  


The new range, characterized by elegant curves, is aesthetically bold and pleasantly satisfying to the touch. This innovative collection of switches, featuring a sleek design and contrasting finishes, is produced in France. It reflects the winning combination of state-of-the-art technologies and meticulous craftsmanship.

“We are very proud of this new line, the result of 18 months of painstaking research and development. The partnership with Marc Newson showcases MELJAC’s expertise and its unique role as a testbed for bespoke products, making it highly sought after by architects and designers. Our company’s strength lies in its high-end innovation – it is a pioneer in its sector.”, Jean-Michel Lagarde, Managing Director of MELJAC.

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A tactile and elegant design 

The Solaris collection features remodeled curved edges, a new slender, flattened toggle, and a flush concave push button. The innovative, carefully designed shapes offer ease of use and a unique and satisfying tactile experience.

The contrast between the brushed brass finish of the plate and the shiny black base of the toggle accentuates the elegant lines of the switch.

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The Solaris switch, produced to exacting standards of precision thanks to MELJAC’s skilled craftsmanship, is an attractive, sensuous yet wonderfully functional piece.

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  • Designed for low voltage (smart homes), can be adapted for line voltage;
  • Formats for UK back boxes: 90x90mm and 90x150mm;
  • Formats for Meljac back boxes: 84x84mm, 84x120mm, and 84x144mm;
  • Many finishes to choose from (toggle in the same color as the plate, shiny black base ring, black push button);
  • Screwless;
  • Customizable with engraved or screen-printed words, symbols, pictograms, symbols, pictograms, etc.

The Solaris collection was a winner at the Muuuz International Awards 2020.

Brass, Champagne finish
Photo credit: Meljac
Brass, Champagne finish
Photo credit: Meljac

About Marc Newson

Marc Newson, CBE, has been described as one of the most influential designers of his generation. He has worked across a wide range of disciplines, and his clients include companies such as Louis Vuitton, Montblanc, Hermès, Nike, Dom Pérignon, and Jaeger-LeCoultre. Born in Sydney, Australia, Marc graduated from Sydney University in 1986, staging his first solo exhibition at the age of 23 and which featured the now iconic ‘Lockheed Lounge.’ He is the only designer represented by the Gagosian Gallery, and leading museums around the world have hosted solo retrospective exhibitions of his design work.

About Meljac

Created in 1995 by André Bousquet, the company (80 employees) designs high-quality electrical equipment using the finest materials. Its innovation and working methods are at the heart of its development, guaranteeing an optimum quality. Today the brand is available all over the world, with approximately 60 authorized dealers to help serve each of their respective markets. The company has one subsidiary in the United States of America.

With about 15 collections, MELJAC offers architects, decorators, electricians, and private individuals a large range of options: switches, sockets, table lamps, reading lights, thermostats, home automation controls, etc. The brand is also renowned for its bespoke creations.

Some references: the Palace of Versailles, the Louvre Museum, the Horta Museum in Brussels, the Four Seasons Hotel George V, the Meurice, the Royal Monceau, the Royal Mansour, and the Mandarin Oriental in Marrakech, the Intercontinental in Geneva, the Danieli Hotel in Venice… All products are ‘Origine France Garantie’ labeled.  MELJAC is the first company in its business sector to obtain the EPV label (Living Heritage Company).

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