Potence wall light, 1950
Designed for the 'Tropique' house, Potence, a swivelling wall light is considered one of Jean Prouvé's purist masterpieces. In particular, it is its sparing use of materials and austere design that make the luminaire fascinating.
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203w × 109cmh
Wall mounting: 75.5cmh
Black powder-coated tubular steel body with beechwood ball at the base of the light. Dimmer cord.
Vitra is a Swiss based manufacturer of designer home and office furniture, lighting and accessories.
Originally founded in Weil am Rhein, Germany in 1950 by Willi Fehlbaum, the company moved to Birsfelden, Switzerland in 1994. Soon after forming, Vitra acquired licences for the products of many renowned American designers, including Charles and Ray Eames, and George Nelson.
Vitra have continued to produce innovative products and concepts, working with established designers to push boundaries within design.