by Jean Prouvé, 1950
The Potence wall lamp is one of Jean Prouvé’s puristic masterpieces. Reduced to the essentials – a light bulb and a pivoting wall mount – the long swing arm wall light is made of powder-coated tubular steel with a beechwood handle. The lamp is controlled by a cord dimmer and comes equipped with a light bulb.
Jean Prouvé, who regarded himself as an engineer throughout his lifetime, was both the designer and manufacturer of his product ideas. His unique oeuvre, ranging from a letter opener to door and window fittings, from lighting and furniture to prefabricated houses and modular building systems, encompasses almost anything that is suited to industrial production and construction.