by Jean Prouvé
Jean Prouve was a man of few finery and with a carefully choosen use of materials in his designs. The same can be sad of the Swing-Jip wall-lamp. He applied the principle of a swirvel arm when designing this lamp. The lamp is also reffered to as the Potence d'eclairage. He designed his first specimen for his purist masterpiece, the house 'Tropique.'
Although the design is a bit sober and the use of materials is kept to the absolute minimum, the lamp is a real eye-catcher. If it is only for it's ingenious idea to push the lamp up against the wall, when it is not in use. It seems easy to make but appearances are deceptive.
The lamp is a part of the, in 2011 presented, Prouve RAW-collection. A collaboration between the descendants of Prouve and the jeansbrand G-Star of Vitra. The lamp however is not a part of the new production but was merely an item in the exhibition. A pity, because the Swing-Jib would be a fine addition to contemporary interiors.