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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
chapeau’.
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
bases.
This model faithfully reproduces, even in the spirit,
the original design.

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Technical information

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

Data sheet

Structure colors

LLSLC
BG
blue gray
LLSLC
CR
cream
LLSLC
GG
grey green
LLSLC
GS
sepia gray
LLSLC
LG
light grey
LLSLC
PB
pearl beige

Lampshade colors

LLSLC
CAP
antique pink
LLSLC
CAS
ash
LLSLC
CGP
lead gray
LLSLC
CLGB
blue gray
LLSLC
CSA
sand
LLSLC
CTR
turquoise
LLSLC
PPG
natural parchment
LLSLC
PTN
titanium parchment
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Man Ray

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”
Marcel Duchamp

ph. Tom Vack 

Man Ray ,“La lune sous le chapeau”, © Man Ray 2015 Trust / ADAGP, Paris, by SIAE 2019.

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