1ST edition of the innovation competition by Leroy Merlin, in partnership with leManoosh and Solar Impulse

Use your energy to save some

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Who is Leroy Merlin?

Leroy Merlin
it is a century-old company,
leader in housing.

We are present in 11 countries, including Brazil and China with 430 stores. In France, our home market, we are number 1 with 30,000 employees, 10 million customers, 600 million visits to leroymerlin.fr. In 2023, we will have sold 20 million lighting fixtures in France.

Our partners

Since 2010, leManoosh.com has been the essential site for the design industry, with more than 1.8 million visitors per year. It inspires designers around the world, offers online courses, and publishes job offers for professions posted by international companies.

The Solar Impulse Foundation and its partners share a strong long-term vision: they promote clean, profitable solutions that fight climate change and make our society more efficient.

Why this contest?

Lifestyles are changing at full speed… As a committed leader, we believe that innovation and research must be at the heart of our concerns, in order to prepare the future of our residents and best anticipate their needs.

This first edition of this competition will have the theme energy saving.

Two beautiful, useful and innovative products

The purpose of the competition

The 2 products will be designed to meet the requirements of the Home index energy classifications (Leroy Merlin indicator which assesses the environmental and social impact of a product throughout its life cycle with a grade from A to E).

The lamp? The fan? Both? You choose!


Indoor solar lamp
that illuminates our moments of life


Ceiling fan
as beautiful as it is useful

Competition prize

Two winners spotlighted

Indoor solar lamp


Horus is a collection of indoor solar lamps inspired by the blue eye, a symbol of happiness and protection. This collection includes floor lamps and pendants. The light diffuses through the thickness of the glass/plexiglass, creating a soft glow.

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Solenn Roch

Solenn Roch is an industrial designer and mechanical engineer who founded her own studio in 2023. She assists startups and companies in the development of their products, from the idea to commercialization.

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Ceiling fan


Eolia is a ceiling fan with three blades that takes its name from the mythical island of the same name, home of the god of the wind Aeolus. The shape, as well as the aluminum with which it is made, looks to the brutalist style making the structure physically and visually light. The 45-degrees tilted end blades help to maximize performance and improve efficiency.

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Edoardo Giusfredi

Luca Fiorentino

Luca and Edoardo met at the University of Florence in 2022. They are collaborating for the first time on the competition ‘The Next Designer’ and are presenting their ceiling fan, EOLIA.

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Contest schedule

The contest in 5 steps


1st stage April 8, 2024

Registrations are open


2nd stage May 6, 2024

Registrations are closed


3rd stage June 24, 2024

Announcement of winners and presentation of projects


4th stage 2024

Design of the two concepts


5th stage 2025

Marketing of products