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Pair of Charlotte Perriand 'Applique à Volet Pivotant' Wall Lights in Black

US$1,250per set

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Pair of Charlotte Perriand 'Applique à Volet Pivotant' wall lights in black. A clean and iconic design executed in black anodized aluminum and white painted metal. Originally designed in the 1950s as the iconic CP1, these newly produced authorized re-editions are still made in France with the highest level of integrity and attention to detail, using many of the same manufacturing techniques, materials and craftsmanship. Can be mounted horizontally or vertically. Price is per pair. 8 in stock. Available in white, red, yellow, blue, black anodized aluminum, natural anodized aluminum or mirrored polished stainless steel as well as larger sized variants. UL listed. Accommodates a single 60w equivalent US candelabra LED bulb recommended by the manufacturer. Available as plug in or hardwired versions. 8 in-stock and available now. Out of stock lead time up to 8 weeks or more. Please note in-stock availability subject to change without notice. For time sensitive orders, please contact us prior to purchasing. All sales are final.

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Available in white, red, yellow, blue, black anodized aluminum, natural anodized aluminum or mirrored polished stainless steel as well as larger sized variants.

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About the Design

CP-1 Wall Lamps

Designed by Charlotte Perriand
French architect Charlotte Perriand (1903–99) was an inimitable trailblazer in the field of design, defining modern living in the 20th century through her pursuit of functionality. The sleek CP-1 wall lamps she created in the 1960s represent her belief that design wasn’t meant to produce merely decorative objects, but objects that responded to the needs of the user most practically and efficiently. In the 1920s, design was plagued with sexism (the landscape has since improved, but there is still much room for growth) — the Bauhaus, for example, admitted women but they were encouraged to enroll in weaving workshops. In the face of structures like this, Perriand trained as an architect and built a triumphant, multifaceted career. She famously worked alongside giants of mid-century design like Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret and later with Jean Prouvé and Fernand Léger, creating towering, decorative bookcases and codesigning icons such as the tubular steel LC4 Chaise Longue (1928) along the way. Perriand, an unsung visionary in a world crowded by the names of celebrated men, was preoccupied with understanding how people lived and moved through spaces. She called this the “art of living,” writing that “…the profession of architecture is work in the service of humanity.” The minimalist CP-1 wall lamps embody this belief: Their enameled sheet-metal plates are positioned over the bulb, and the plates pivot and rotate so that the user can control the direction and intensity of light. Much like the ideals of the modernist movement from which they emerged, the CP-1 wall lamps — originally sold exclusively by Galerie Steph Simon in Paris — are outwardly unexceptional, but their ingenuity lies in Perriand’s deep understanding of the needs of their users. Through her remarkable career, she helped define an ideology that continues to inspire generations of designers.
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