Lampe de Marseille
Lampe de Marseille designed by Le Corbusier for Nemo Lighting. Le Corbusier designed the Lampe de Marseille for the Unité d’Habitation of Marseille in 1949/1952 giving it the moniker of LC VI. The diffuser’s pivoting form features two cones of dramatically different proportions – the smaller cone directs light upward; the larger, flattened cone directs light downward. The Lampe de Marseille’s light in each conical diffuser can be used independently or simultaneously. The spun aluminum diffuser is available with matt grey or whitewash body and white interior. Double switch on the cable for functional and adjustable direct and indirect lighting.
One of the most renowned architects of the International style, Le Corbusier’s work is one of expressionism and sculptural qualities that removes all nonstructural decoration from his work. Born in 1887 in Switzerland, nee Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, he first learned about art, architecture, and craftsmanship when he attended the École des Arts Décoratifs at La Chaux-de-Fonds. Under the tutelage of Charles L’Eplattenier, he learned about a wide array of design influences and was encouraged to pursue architecture. He developed his personal aesthetics when he began to examine the geometric forms of Mediterranean and Baltic architecture. Known for his writings on design, he developed his pseudonym “Le Corbusier” when writing articles for L’Esprit Nouveau. With the experimentation in materials, Le Corbusier fought against styles of the past and nonfunctional ornamentation. He focused his furniture designs on inexpensive materials that could be mass produced. His furniture served to complement his architectural projects. This included his furniture pieces with Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret. Their work on armchairs, chair lounges and sofas served such projects as Maison La Roche in Paris. Notable architecture projects include the Headquarters of the United Nations, alongside Oscar Niemeyer; the Villa Savoye in Poissy; and Unite d’Habitation in Marseille.
Lampe de Marseille features a structure in metal that has been finished in a choice of matte gray or whitewash – the interior of each conical diffuser is a shiny white. Each of the diffusers is illuminated by a combination of (1) 60 watt and (1) 75 watt E26 bulbs. The power source is an in-line double switch on the cord.
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19.7″ diameter (lower diffuser), 65.4″ depth 31.5 ” height (entire diffuser plus wall bracket); diffuser height is 15.7”
Metal structure in matte gray or whitewash exterior finish
Diffuser interiors are available in shiny white finish
Uses a combination of (1) 40 watt and (1) 75 watt E27 A60 incandescent bulbs