ALTER was founded in 1982 in Paris by designer Alain Tergny and since 2002 has been part of European lighting group ETAP.
In its domestic market, ALTER sets the tone in the field of indirect lighting. The company creates, produces and distributes luminaires with fluorescent lamps that are concealed by a nice looking cover.
Bespoke products make up approximately 40% of the turnover. The commercial reactivity, a specific characteristic of the French market is supported by a stock of 10,000 user ready luminaires that ALTER has in Ile de France.

The “Softlights” collection that has been sold since 2003 through the ETAP network in Europe is distributed in the European Union. ALTER also puts its ear to the ground in new markets that might strengthen the development of the company: in Ireland, in Switzerland, in Morocco … Because ALTER is able to produce bespoke material, the company also works on “contract” construction sites in Dubai, Qatar …