Collaborations and limited editions
S.T. Dupont has always been closely linked to the art world.
In 1962, famous artist Pablo Picasso chose three of his S.T. Dupont lighters and engraved their lacquer: a harlequin and a Pierrot for his son and his daughter-in-law, and a fawn which he gifted to a friend.
S.T. Dupont showcased its ability to create true works of art combining creativity and craftsmanship with the Andy Warhol limited edition (2004), as well as an exceptional gold lighter inspired by the baroque style of Louis XIII and designed by his descendant, Princess Tania Sophie de Bourbon Parme (2013). Adorned with 152 sapphires totalling more than 41 carats, The Guinness Book of Records declared this unique lighter the most expensive in the world.
With the great names of cinema as clients, the company is of course associated with many illustrious films: more than a decade in partnership with the most famous secret agent, James Bond, and three limited-edition collections combining elegant style with technical innovation. The most recent, for Spectre in 2015, features a lighter pierced by a bullet hole – a world first for this exclusive design.
Also in 2015, George Lucas’s “Star Wars” entered a new dimension with the spectacular limited edition inspired by both the Light and the Dark Side of the Force. The collection included the world’s only levitating writing implement!
The year 2017 brought two new cinematographic collaborations, one for “Pirates of the Caribbean”, and the other for “Murder on the Orient Express”.
Our Maison continues to innovate with collections that reflect current events: in 2021 the Cohiba 55 line celebrated the anniversary of the famous cigar brand with its Indian Head logo; with the Space Odyssey limited edition, S.T. Dupont put its own spin on the space race.
Due to its outstanding heritage, S.T. Dupont was granted the prestigious “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant” - Living Heritage Company - label in 2012. The French government awards this label to companies with exceptional artisanal or industrial expertise.