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Borne Béton
– indoor / outdoor –

design Le Corbusier, 1952

The Borne Béton is available as a floor or a table lamp, for indoor and outdoor use. Made essentially of concrete, it will withstand bad weather outside and bring an industrial touch to your interior. The Grande Borne Béton was designed by Le Corbusier in 1952 to equip the Unité d'habitation de Marseille as well as to illuminate the Bhakra and Sukha dams in India. In 2017, Nemo has launched a smaller version of the Borne Béton that will easily find its place on a side table, a desk or a shelf.

The Borne Béton has a dimmer on its cable. It is available in LED version.

Dimensions small 30 x 22 x H31 cm – large 50 x 36 x 50 cm

Finishes concrete structure


from 858 €


1542 €

Borne Béton – Small

LED indoor: LED board | direct | 19,2W | 1900lm | typ cri 80 | CCT 3000K | dimmable | 110- 230V | cable length 2,7m, dimmer on cable

LED outdoor IP65: LED board | direct | 19,2W | 1900lm | typ cri 80 | CCT 3000K | 110-230 | cable length 3m, cable supplied with molded IP44 plug

Borne Béton – Large

LED indoor: LED board | direct | 38,4W | 3800lm | typ cri 80 | CCT 3000K | dimmable | 110-230V | cable length 2,7m, dimmer on cable

LED outdoor IP65: LED board | direct | 38,4W | 3800lm | typ cri 80| CCT 3000K | 110-230V | cable length 3m, cable supplied with molded IP44 plug

Le Corbusier

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, known as Le Corbusier, is a Swiss architect, urban planner, decorator, painter, sculptor, naturalized French author, born October 6, 1887 in La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland and died August 27, 1965 in Roquebrune -Cap-Martin in France.

He is one of the main representatives of the modern movement with, among others, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, Alvar Aalto, Theo van Doesburg and Robert Mallet-Stevens.

Le Corbusier also worked in town planning and design. He is known for being the inventor of the “housing unit”, a concept on which he began to work in the 1920s, an expression of theoretical reflection on collective housing.

Le Corbusier's architectural work comprising seventeen sites (including ten in France, the others being spread over three continents) was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on July 17, 2016.

Le Corbusier's work and thought were particularly influential on post-war generations of architects and widely disseminated, before entering, with the period of postmodernism, a phase of significant and regular contestation.

He is the father of modern architecture, being the first to replace external load-bearing walls with reinforced concrete pillars placed inside buildings.

When Le Corbusier's death was announced, Alvar Aalto admitted that he had never appreciated the dogmatic prophet or the spokesman for modern architecture. Once the first surprise of the introductions, there was only a verbose flow. But the meticulous achievements of the architect builder deserved, according to the Finnish master, a completely different consideration, by their variety and their originality, their functionality and their adaptation to the constraint, their generous spirituality or their geometric destitution, their surprising evolution with the time…