The La Lune Sous Le Chapeau was designed by American visual artist Man Ray in 1974 for Dino Gavinas. It marries a slender steel base with a lampshade made from a folded sheet of cardboard.
Warli‘s reissue maintains the simplicity of this original design but brings it up to modern-day standards with new materials and 48 interchangeable colour combinations.
The 60-centimetre-tall lamp’s original cardboard shade has been replaced with a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) version that is lined with fabric and available in eight colours.
A powder-coated metal structure has been used for the stand, which is available in six colours ranging from cream to dark grey. La Lune Sous Le Chapeau is compatible with LED sources.
“The light is an objet trouvé as it re-evaluates basic materials, low technology, formal simplicity,” explained Warli.
“An apparently anonymous, anti-design lamp, provocative with a strong poetic content: the simplest lampshade supported by the most elementary of bases.”
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