In 1989, Laurent FACHARD, lighting engineer and lighting technician artist, founded the lighting engineering consultancy « LEA – Les Éclairagistes Associés » in Lyon.
Laurent FACHARD was born in Toulouse, he began his professional life in the cinema, the theater and the street arts. Then, he branched out his lighting skills into the field of architecture and town planning.
With LEA – Les Éclairagistes Associés, an independent lighting design studio, Laurent FACHARD wishes to accelerate the recognition of the new profession of lighting design. He researches and develops his activities as a project manager, linked to this specific field, for heritage, infrastructures and urban public spaces. The history then moves on to promote lighting design and its professions.
Laurent FACHARD took part in the creation of the Association des Concepteurs lumière et Eclairagistes (A.C.E), and became one of the founding and active members.
Laurent FACHARD counted among the founders of the « Festival Lyon Lumières », renamed « Fête des Lumières ». He was the artistic and technical director until 2003.
LEA – Les Éclairagistes Associés expended its lighting skills to cooperate with numerous creators, directors, choreographers, musicians, visual artists, architects, town planners and landscape designers.