PITAYA is above all a fruit. It is a fruit of a desire to create different objects through multiple projects. It is also the fruit of luck that led us in 2006 to imagine our first light creation for the public space.
But PITAYA is above all a long friendship that began when we were together in design school, and which has evolved over the years into a very exciting collaboration.
Arnaud & David, Pitaya
Since first setting the Lyon’s Fête des Lumières aglow with thirty giant chandeliers hovering above the crowd in 2006, Pitaya has been illuminating public spaces with open-air installations that fuse artistic vision with technical skill.
Rooted in experimentation and research, Pitaya has evolved into a creative lab, crafting innovative concepts and objects that narrate the essence of places and stories. We regard light as a malleable medium, anchored in the environment, weaving strong connections with life and nature.
With a commitment to versatility in design, we create light sculptures that are both innovative and approachable. Our studio celebrates the blend of handcrafted traditions with modern industry, embodying a design philosophy that's deeply human at its core.
Though our creations are born in France, their reach is international. In addition to our French studio, we have established a creative space in the San Francisco Bay Area, allowing us to weave a tapestry of global influences into our work. From Paris to Tokyo, and now with studios in Lyon, France and in Portola Valley, California, our projects illuminate cities and hearts around the world.