The Applique à Volet Pivotant Wall Lamp was created by legendary lighting expert Charlotte Perriand for the Nemo label and is a rigorously modern, minimalist light that will look the part in hallways and larger rooms of the home.
Perriand (who died in 1999) was a giant of French design before and after World War II. Motivated by utopian ideas of using great design to improve the quality of individual lives, Perriand was both an architect, a visionary and a product designer, regularly working with major figures like Le Corbusier or Erno Goldfinger.
Perriand's Applique à Volet Pivotant Wall Lamp is typically practical and beautifully composed. First released in 1962, it was re-released with the assistance of Perriand's daughter and retains its simple appeal although many decades have passed.
The lamp itself measures 13 x 33 cm and features a painted aluminium screen that hides an energy efficient 80W halogen bulb. The screen makes the lamp seem unobtrusive, blending in with wallpaper or brickwork, and it can also be adjusted to change the level of light.
Minimalist, functional and visually striking, the Applique à Volet Pivotant Wall Lamp is a true design classic.