Vitra Lampe de Bureau designed by Jean Prouvé
Jean Prouvé (1901 – 1984) was a French metal worker, architect and furniture designer. Regarded as one of the most influential furniture designers of the early modern design movement, Prouvé was renowned for his innovative ability to blend architecture and engineering without losing aesthetic qualities. His intimate knowledge of metal remained the foundation of his work over sixty years, focusing on efficiency and the materials being used rather than just the external appearance of products. One of his most iconic designs is the Vitra Lampe de Bureau.
In 1930 Jean Prouvé designed the Lampe de Bureau for the halls of residence at the Cité Universitaire in Nancy.
Constructed from Prouvés innovative method of folding sheet metal, the table lamp is a practical luminaire that will make a stunning addition to any home or office. Complete with a powder-coated metal finish, the material reflects the light rays and illuminates the desk surface for a soft, subtle glow. The perfect combination of functionality and aesthetics, its glare-free light provides optimum conditions for reading and working, whilst the high quality textile-covered cable recalls the materials common at the time of its inception.
“Never design anything that cannot be made.” - Jean Prouvé