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.
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.Discover
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