It was 1952 when Le Corbusier designed Borne Béton for the outdoor area of the Unité d’Habitation in Marseille and to enlighten Bhakra Dam, Sukhna Dam in India. An early experiment in the use of concrete for a collection of lamps along the lines of Brutalist architecture. Raw, spartan concrete is combined with a built-in LED source, combining different volumes emphasised by light. The small aesthetic and finishing variations make each Borne Béton a unique project.

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    LED board19W960lm direct3000Kdimmable on cable120V
    802011.8"x8.7"x12.2"cable length 8.8’, *please note: this fixture is made of natural poured concrete which may appear as imperfectionsconcrete+pmmaCode/ColorBBP LDW 21 concrete+PMMA


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Le Corbusier

“Our eyes are made to see forms in light; light and shade reveal these forms; cubes, cones, spheres, cylinders or pyramids are the great primary forms which light reveals to advantage; the image of these is distinct and tangible within us without ambiguity. It is for this reason that these are beautiful forms, the most beautiful forms”.


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