Vitra Petite Potence Wall Light Deep Black
Designer: Jean Prouve 1947/1950
This is an original genuine Vitra piece.
Designed as a pivoting wall lamp for the‚ Maison Tropique, Potence is regarded as one of Jean Prouvé‘s puristic masterpieces. The fascination of this luminaire, which is over two metres long and dimmable, stems from the spareness of its materials and forms.
Petite Potence has similar proportions to the larger model Potence, while its compact dimensions are ideally suited to smaller interiors.
Jean Prouvé created the fi rst version of the Potence wall lamp in the 1940s for his own home in Nancy: a simple light bulb affixed to a long, pivoting steel bar, which is held by a steel wire. This functionalist, puristic design was soon produced in various sizes, with an added handle on larger models to facilitate the swivel movement.
Petite Potence has similar proportions to the larger model Potence, while its compact dimensions are ideally suited to smaller interiors. The swing arm is 103cm long, with a powder-coated finish in colours derived from the original hues used by Prouvé. The cable is sheathed in a high-quality textile casing, and the LED bulb is dimmable. Thanks to its reductive aesthetic, Petite Potence is an ideal lighting choice for a wide variety of settings, from dining and living rooms to offices or cafes.
Materials: Powder-coated tubular steel, cord dimmer, 1 bulb included.
Dimensions: Width: 3.5cm x Depth: 104cm x Height: 30cm