Charlotte Perriand was inspired by the boom of sailboats when in 1938 she conceived Potence Pivotante. Designed as a highly accessible swivel lamp, realized using two black tubular sections assembled in the shape of an inverted ‘L’ to lead the electrical wire from the switch to the bulb. The steel arm fixed to the wall rotates on the horizontal axis, describing an angle of almost 180°.

Technical drawing

50 100 84 13 8 wall electrical installation cover 4 2 7 180°


    G94W400lmdiffused2700Kswitch on cable230V
    802050x100cable length 2,5m, orientable, max power allowed 25W HALO bulb, LED dimmable bulb included. Dimmable (only with direct wall electrical installation). Red RAL3004, grey RAL7046, blue RAL5002, black RAL9005
    steel + aluminiumCode/ColorPOM HNW 31 blackCode/ColorPOM HRW 31 redCode/ColorPOM HDW 31 greyWall electrical installation coverblack, red, greyPOMATT31-POMATR31-POMATD31_ACCESSORY-POTENCE-PIVOTANTE-MINI-1


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Charlotte Perriand

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.


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