Potence Wall Lamp by Vitra
Design by Jean Prouvé, 1947/1950
Designed as a pivoting wall lamp for the 'Maison Tropical‘, 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.
Jean Prouvé created the first version of the Potence wall lamp 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.
Materials: powder-coated tubular steel, oakwood handle, cord dimmer
Dimensions: Swing arm 2030mm, Height 1090mm, Mount 755mm x 50mm
Lightsource: Socket E26, Max 12W, 100-140V, 50/60Hz, Plug Type A