TODAY: THE “APPLIQUE DE MARSEILLE” LAMP BY LE CORBUSIER
The fast pace of fashion has long since found its way into the world of interior design. The furniture industry is setting a rapid pace with new designs and collaborations with major furniture chains. This makes it all the more difficult to find a timeless design object in this oversupply. In this context, it is unavoidable to look at the furniture designs of Charles Edouard. Dedicated to Jeanneret (1887-1965).
The Swiss architect, who used the name “Le Corbusier” as his pseudonym, had a variety of disciplines in addition to his work as an architect, which was unique for his time. He published a total of 34 books with a total of 7,000 pages, he painted and was a furniture designer. Above all, he knew how to constantly mobilize the media over six decades, with his memorable outfit of black glasses and bow tie making him a cult figure in the fashion scene.
LE CORBUSIER designed the APPLIQUE DE MARSEILLE 1938/39 lamp for his Parisian apartment on Rue Nungesser et Coli. The special feature of this lamp is that it emits light in two directions. The resulting indirect light works particularly well in small apartments, but also in spacious apartments. Its funnel-like openings, which differ slightly in diameter, make it reminiscent of a megaphone. The lamp is available in matt gray and lime white.
The LAMPE DE MARSEILLE lamp was designed in 1949 - 52 for the Unité d'Habitation in Marseille. It is reminiscent of the APPLIQUE DE MARSEILLE due to the repeated shape of the funnel, although the differences in size are significantly different here. The main difference and special feature of this lamp is the movable wall mounting using two joints on the arm. This means that it not only emits indirect light on both sides, but also direct light. The lamp looks particularly beautiful and efficient as a bedside lamp or as a dining table lamp in a small apartment.
edited by Sonja Pitterling