Jean Prouvé Potence Lamp by Vitra


Technical Information

Length: 203 cm, Height: 75.5 cm, Width 5 cm.
Supplied with EU plug fitted. UK adapters available free of charge.
E27 bulb fitting (supplied).


Black powder-coated tubular steel frame with solid beech wood handle.


Jean Prouvé



The Potence Wall Light was designed as a pivoting lamp for Jean Prouvé's flat-pack house concept 'Maison Tropique' in 1950. Although the concept of the house was not successful many of the individual elements like this lamp have become regarded as modern masterpieces. The fascination of this luminaire stems from the spareness of its materials and forms.

Potence is essentially a puristic two metre long arm, cantilevered with a strong wall bracket and supporting tensile wire. On the end is an E27 screw which can take any bulb with this fitting (3 Watt LED bulb supplied). With such a long movement the Potence can serve as both a sofa-side reading light or a general illuminator when swung into the centre of a room.

The light is finished in the originally conceived black gloss paint and features a turned beech handle and dimmer on the wire.

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