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Petite Potence

Jean Prouvé, 1947

Jean Prouvé created the puristic, functional Potence wall lamp for his home in Nancy in 1942, and the design was soon produced in a range of sizes. Fascinated by the industrial clarity of this concept, Virgil Abloh has integrated the smaller Petite Potence in his installation TWENTYTHIRTYFIVE. He has accentuated the 'industrial DNA' of the design with an orange lacquer finish and a striking LED bulb in an oblong cage. Virgil Abloh's version of Petite Potence is available in a limited and numbered edition of 300 pieces on the Vitra Campus and in Europe in the Vitra Online Shop.
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Material description
  • Material: powder-coated tubular steel, cord dimmer, one bulb included.
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Virgil Abloh c/o Vitra
Vitra is presenting the installation TWENTYTHIRTYFIVE by Virgil Abloh in the Fire Station on the Vitra Campus on 12 June 2019. Here the American artist, architect and designer created a very personal 'residential biography' of a fictitious teenager from the year 2019, accompanying him into the year 2035. Abloh uses the two sections 'Past/Present' and 'Tomorrow' to focus on the interaction between people and their home environment as they move from adolescence to adulthood. How might the…
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Jean Prouvé
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.
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