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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 colours

LLSLC_BG
LLSLC_BG
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LLSLC_CR
LLSLC_CR
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LLSLC_GG
LLSLC_GG
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LLSLC_GS
LLSLC_GS
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LLSLC_LG
LLSLC_LG
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LLSLC_PB
LLSLC_PB
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LLSLC
BG
blue grey
LLSLC
CR
cream
LLSLC
GG
green grey
LLSLC
GS
dark grey
LLSLC
LG
light grey
LLSLC
PB
pearl beige

Lampshade colours

LLSLC
CAP
antique pink
LLSLC
CAS
ash
LLSLC
CGP
lead grey
LLSLC
CLGB
light blue grey
LLSLC
CSA
sand
LLSLC
CTR
turquoise
LLSLC_CAP
LLSLC_CAP
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LLSLC_CAS
LLSLC_CAS
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LLSLC_CGP
LLSLC_CGP
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LLSLC_CLGB
LLSLC_CLGB
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LLSLC_CSA
LLSLC_CSA
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LLSLC_CTR
LLSLC_CTR
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LLSLC
PPG
parchment natural
LLSLC
PTN
parchment titanium
LLSLC_PPG
LLSLC_PPG
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LLSLC_PTN
LLSLC_PTN
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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

Man Ray

ph. Tom Vack 

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