Starting from the necessity of illuminating the faces reflected in the mirror of a cabinet designed for the famous French glassworks Boussois, in 1965 Charlotte Perriand designed the wall-mounted version of the Lampe de Bureau, later transformed into a table lamp. The grey steel stem is anchored to a lifted, almost suspended, darker base and the translucid pressed glass diffuser is available in two finishes, white inside and green, red, blue mare or blue grey outside. Lampe de Bureau represents an important exercise in the rationalisation of the traditional table lamp.
She was an architect, designer, as well as an enthusiastic hiker and skier, a visionary, an independent woman and a global traveller. From the early decades of the 20th century, she revisited the concept of design and its aesthetic values, giving life to contemporary design through timeless, iconic and authentic objects that bear witness to modern times.Discover
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