Potence Pivotante Wall Lamp
The concept is simple… Potence Pivotante features a matte black metal wall bracket with matching matte black finish tubular steel right-angled arm that culminates in a simple white glass spherical diffuser. The arm dramatically extends approximately 7 ½ feet into the interior space and will pivot horizontally allowing the user to direct light where it is needed within the resulting arc radius. Potence Pivotante is corded allowing you to use it with an existing electrical wall outlet rather than having to hard-wire it into a wall. The power cord becomes a visual extension of the wall bracket – this vertically oriented “black line” creates wonderful visual synergy with the horizontally oriented black tubular arm. Potence Pivotante’s enigmatic form functions on a highly sculptural level and is illuminated with a dimmable single 150 watt B15D bulb.
Originally designed in 1938 by Charlotte Perriand as a site-specific lamp for her Paris apartment, Nemo Lighting, in collaboration with Perriand’s daughter, Pernette, have faithfully re-created this design for its recent introduction as a production piece.
One of the tastemakers of International Style, Charlotte Perriand is a French architect and furniture designer whose decade-long collaboration with Le Corbusier resulted in a wide array of classic furniture pieces that are the epitome of Modern Design. Born in France in 1903, Perriand first made a name for herself at the age of 24, when she designed a bar for the 1927 Salone d’Automne with nickel-plated copper and anodized aluminum. It established her as a designer to watch. This soon translated into 10 years of working with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. Many of the signature pieces that came out of the Le Corbusier studio were designed by Le Corbusier, Perriand and Jeanneret, including the LC1 Chair and the LC4 Chaise Lounge. Over time, her work turned away from the materials of steel tubing, and she began incorporating wood, specifically bamboo, into her designs. Her Tokyo Chaise Lounge is a well-known example of this aesthetic. Her architectural designs include the conference rooms for the United Nations in Geneva and the London offices for Air France.
Nemo Lighting has recently started producing the Potence Pivotante wall lamp as part of its Masters Collection highlighting the manufacturer’s efforts to reissue important lighting design from the 20th century, making it available anew to both consumers and collectors.
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