L40 Hanging lamp

€1,194.00 incl. vat €995.00 excl. vat

design Gerrit Rietveld, 1922

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delivery 6-8 weeks

40 x 40 x h55 or 155 cm

Frame : 3 tubular lamps, 60 W
Sockets : wood, 6 acrylic glass tubes

'Maker of things – sometimes of magical things' (Peter Smithson, 1965)
Gerrit Rietveld (1888 – 1964) was a pioneer of modernism. His 'Red and Blue Chair' and L40 Pendant Lamp were the first lasting symbols of a new era, even before the Bauhaus was founded. Marcel Breuer’s early work was strongly influenced by Rietveld’s, but he then moved on to create his epoch-making tubular steel furniture.
The L40 was designed in 1922 for the consulting room of a progressive doctor named Arie Marinus Hartog. This ground-breaking and audacious design consisted simply of bare tubular light bulbs suspended from the ceiling cable.

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L40 Hanging lamp