In 1949, Le Corbusier conceived the Applique d’entrée des appartments, a wall lamp of curved metal sheet to enlighten the entrances of the Unité d’Habitation in Marseille, the housing unit symbol of the Modern Movement in its architectural and urbanistic conception. Using a distinctive silhouette, the Master designed the paradigm of the wall lamp, giving it the maximum efficiency while hiding the light source. The light emission can be arranged as desired, downlight or uplight for direct or diffused light. The colours are the same as those adopted for the Unité d’Habitation: the iconic red, blue, white, orange and green.

Technical drawing


  • E27 A60
    E27 A602x40Windirectmono switch230V
    33,4x13,2x13,4white RAL9002, red RAL3002, blue RAL5015, orange RAL2011, green RAL6016
    MetalCode/ColorARS EWW 31 whiteCode/ColorARS ERW 31 redCode/ColorARS EAW 31 orangeCode/ColorARS EBW 31 blueCode/ColorARS EVW 31 green

Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier’s interest in fine arts from an early age led him to focus on architectural designs made up of lines and geometric colour blocks. For him, painting, sculpture and architecture are not isolated disciplines.


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