Vitra “Lampe de Bureau” Table Lamp Design by Jean Prouvé
Vitra’s Lampe de Bureau is a classic French table lamp designed by Jean Prouvé in the 1930s. Prouvé designed Lampe de Bureau originally for the halls of residence at the Cité Universitaire in Nancy, France, and its clean, functional design is well suited also for modern interiors of today. Made of bent sheet steel, Lampe de Bureau reflects downward, glare-free light, and its lower level can be used for storing small items, such as pens or notes. Powder-coated with the original hues by Prouvé, Lampe de Bureau makes an excellent desk light both at home and the office.SHOP NOW SHOP NOW SHOP NOW SHOP NOW SHOP NOW
French Architect and Designer Jean Prouvé
Jean Prouvé (1909–1984) was a French metal artisan, engineer and self-taught architect and designer, who had a great influence on European post-war design and design philosophy. Social conscience and easy accessibility were essential starting points for Prouvé’s designs, which were often based on prefabricated housing, modular systems and mass-production.
Prouvé opened his own workshop in Nancy, France in 1924, and later expanded it into a furniture factory. Prouvé’s designs were widely used in French public institutes, and his prefabricated houses known as ‘Maison Tropicale’ were also sent to French colonies in Africa in mid-twentieth century. His background as a metal worker and engineer characterizes his best known designs, such as the Standard chair and Em table currently produced by Vitra.SHOP NOW