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

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    E278W900lm diffused2700Kdimmable on cable, according to bulb230V
    8020cable length 3,2m, orientable, max power allowed: 100W E27 LED. LED dimmable bulb included, installation with cable and plug
    steel + aluminiumCode/ColorPOT ENW 32 black


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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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