'Potence' Swing Arm Wall Light by Jean ProuvéBy Jean Prouvé, read more.
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Price was £14,000
Red painted steel with beautiful patina, with 180 degrees rotating wall mount to achieve tailored light distribution
Designed in France, circa 1942, manufactured by Ateliers Jean Prouve?, Nancy, France, in the 1950s
Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouve? Oeuvre Comple?te Volume 3, page168/169
Taschen 1000 Lights Vol. 1, page 382
Designed as a pivoting wall lamp for the 'Maison Tropique', Potence is regarded as one of Jean Prouvé's puristic masterpieces and is somewhat of a disgression from Prouvé's normal style. In particular, it is the sparing use of materials and austere design that make the luminaire fascinating
H 45cm x W 97cm
H 17¾" x W 38¼"
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