LA LUNE SOUS LE CHAPEAU
In June 1974 in Paris, the lampshade was designed
by Man Ray directly on a sheet of flat cardboard
and, together with other sketches of the base, a few
days later it became the lamp called ‘La lune sous le
The light is an ‘objet trouvé’ as it re-evaluates basic
materials, low technology, formal simplicity.
An apparently anonymous, anti-design lamp,
provocative with a strong poetic content: the simplest
lampshade supported by the most elementary of
This model faithfully reproduces, even in the spirit,
the original design.
Powder coated metal structure with lampshade in PVC with parchment texture or fabric lined, anti-slip silk-screen print on base. For contract available special flame retardant B1 rated backing.
Dimensions (cm): 22 x 22 x h.60
Luce: diffused and direct, 220-240V
Weight: 1,7 Kg
Design: Man Ray, 1974
Man Ray, born in 1890 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was a painter, a visual artist and a filmmaker.
Considered one of the most versatile and inventive artists of 20th century, he was a leading figure in the Dada and Surrealist movements alongside Duchamp and Francis Picabia.
He is best known for his “rayographs”, where, without a camera, he would place objects directly on a sheet of photosensitized paper and exposing it to light.
“MAN RAY, n. m. synon. de Joie jouer jouir”
ph. Tom Vack
Man Ray ,“La lune sous le chapeau”, © Man Ray 2015 Trust / ADAGP, Paris, by SIAE 2019.