Mizko Design’s Favorite Thing: Potence Lamp
Our favorite thing is the Potence Lamp by Jean Prouvé, a founding member of the Union des Artistes Modernes (UAM) in 1930 and one of the major figures in architecture and design of the 20th century.
It was designed in 1950 in collaboration with Charlotte Perriand as a pivoting wall lamp for Prouvés Tropique house and is known be his “puristic masterpiece.
The luminaire is over two metres long, dimmable and knows to impress with it’s economical usage of materials and forms. It consists of a single metal rod that extends almost 7 feet from a wall-mounted vertical bracket.
The main reason we adore the Potence Lamp (besides that we are in general big fans of the work by Jean Prouvé) is the fact that the luminaire presents itself with an honest reduced and rational appearance, that seems simple and elegant at the same time.