The Potence Wall Light was designed as a pivoting lamp for Jean Prouvé's flat-pack house concept 'Maison Tropique' in 1950. Although the concept of the house was not successful, many of the individual elements like this lamp have become regarded as modern masterpieces. The fascination of this luminaire stems from the spareness of its materials and forms.

Potence is essentially a puristic two metre long arm, cantilevered with a strong wall bracket and supporting tensile wire. On the end is an E27 screw which can take any bulb with this fitting (3 Watt LED bulb supplied). With such a long movement the Potence can serve as both a sofa-side reading light or a general illuminator when swung into the centre of a room.

The light is finished in the originally conceived black and ecru gloss paint and features a turned beech handle and dimmer on the wire. The optional Abat-Jour Conique is the first lampshade designed for Potence by Prové in 1947 and is intended for use with the Potence and Petite Potence lamps. It is simply fitted over the light bulb and can be removed again when needed. 

Jean Prouvé Potence Lamp
by Vitra


Deep Black
Ecru
$1,333.00

The Potence Wall Light was designed as a pivoting lamp for Jean Prouvé's flat-pack house concept 'Maison Tropique' in 1950. Although the concept of the house was not successful, many of the individual elements like this lamp have become regarded as modern masterpieces. The fascination of this luminaire stems from the spareness of its materials and forms.

Potence is essentially a puristic two metre long arm, cantilevered with a strong wall bracket and supporting tensile wire. On the end is an E27 screw which can take any bulb with this fitting (3 Watt LED bulb supplied)....

The Potence Wall Light was designed as a pivoting lamp for Jean Prouvé's flat-pack house concept 'Maison Tropique' in 1950. Although the concept of the house was not successful, many of the individual elements like this lamp have become regarded as modern masterpieces. The fascination of this luminaire stems from the spareness of its materials and forms.

Potence is essentially a puristic two metre long arm, cantilevered with a strong wall bracket and supporting tensile wire. On the end is an E27 screw which can take any bulb with this fitting (3 Watt LED bulb supplied). With such a long movement the Potence can serve as both a sofa-side reading light or a general illuminator when swung into the centre of a room.

The light is finished in the originally conceived black and ecru gloss paint and features a turned beech handle and dimmer on the wire. The optional Abat-Jour Conique is the first lampshade designed for Potence by Prové in 1947 and is intended for use with the Potence and Petite Potence lamps. It is simply fitted over the light bulb and can be removed again when needed. 

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Dimensions:-
Without Shade - Length: 203 cm, Height: 75.5 cm, Width: 5 cm
Shade - Diameter: 35.5 cm, Height: 18.5 cm

Socket - E27
Light Source - Porcelain III, LED Globe 125 mm (1 bulb included).
Dimmability - Dimmer.
Kelvin - 2700 K (warm white).
Cable length - from cable outlet to dimmer 75 cm, from dimmer to plug 300 cm.
Max. watt - 12W
Energy efficiency - F

Supplied with EU plug fitted. UK adapters are available free of charge.

Frame - Powder-coated tubular steel frame with oakwood handle.
Abat-Jour Conique (shade) - brushed cotton in white with plastic backing.

Jean Prouvé

This product is designed by
Jean Prouvé

Jean Prouvé completed his training as a metal artisan before opening his own workshop in Nancy in 1924. In the following years he created numerous furniture designs, and in 1947 Prouvé established his own factory.

He left his mark on architectural history again in 1971, when he played a major role in selecting the design of Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers for the Centre Pompidou as chairman of the competition jury. Prouvé's work encompasses a wide range of objects, from a letter opener to door and window fittings, lighting and furniture, façade elements and prefabricated houses / modular building systems to large exhibition structures – essentially, almost anything that is suited to industrial production methods.

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