VITRA LAMPE DE BUREAU DESK LAMP.
Vitra Lampe de bureau. Jean Prouvé designed the Lampe de Bureau, a small table lamp, as part of the functional furniture for the student houses of the Cité Universitaire in Nancy. Jean Prouvé developed a set of furniture for 70 rooms, consisting of a chair, armchair, bed, wall shelves and desk. Almost everything was made of sheet steel. This ensured a long service life and, moreover, it was easy to clean.
The curvature reflects the light downwards indirectly on the work surface. With the reintroduction of this lamp, the current lighting technology has also been thought of. The Lampe de Desk table lamp is equipped with an LED light source and is non-dimmable. a smooth powder coating; deep black, japanese red and mint.
Lampe's desk is 24 centimeters wide, 22.5 centimeters high and 14.5 centimeters deep.
About 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. Due to disagreements with the majority shareholders, he left the company in 1953. During the ensuing decades, Prouvé served as a consulting engineer on a number of important architectural projects in Paris.
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, from lighting and furniture to façade elements and prefabricated houses, from modular building systems to large exhibition structures – essentially, almost anything that is suited to industrial production methods.
In close cooperation with the Prouvé family, Vitra began in 2002 to issue re-editions of designs by this great French constructeur.