Scandinavia Design

Lampe de Bureau

design Jean Prouvé, 1930

Jean Prouvé designed the Lampe de Bureau, a small table lamp, as part of the functional furnishing design of the Cité Universitaire de Nancy. The Lampe de Bureau is made of a folded sheet steel that reflects the light. 

The epoxy finish comes in several colors derived from the original colors used by Prouvé and the power cable is wrapped in a high quality fabric.

Material steel sheet with epoxy finish, 1 bulb included
Dimensions 24 x 14,5 x H22,5 cm



marcoule blue

Japanese red

deep black

Jean Prouvé

Jean Prouvé completed his training as a metal artisan before opening his own workshop in Nancy in 1924. In the following years he created numerous furniture designs, and in 1947 Prouvé established his own factory. Due to disagreements with the majority shareholders, he left the company in 1953. During the ensuing decades, Prouvé served as a consulting engineer on a number of important architectural projects in Paris.

He left his mark on architectural history again in 1971, when he played a major role in selecting the design of Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers for the Centre Pompidou as chairman of the competition jury. Prouvé's work encompasses a wide range of objects, from a letter opener to door and window fittings, from lighting and furniture to façade elements and prefabricated houses, from modular building systems to large exhibition structures – essentially, almost anything that is suited to industrial production methods.

In close cooperation with the Prouvé family, Vitra began in 2002 to issue re-editions of designs by this great French constructeur.