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Outdoor Floor Lamp "Grande Borne Béton"

by Le Corbusier

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The Outdoor Floor Lamp "Grande Borne Béton" is a white concrete lamp conceived by Le Corbusier for the Unité d’habitation de Marseille and for Bhakra Dam, Sukhna Dam in India in 1952. It is now re-edited by Italian lighting specialist Nemo Lighting. This iconic lamp will provides a direct light. It will make a statement in any residential or hospitality project. Each lamp is a handcrafted product and small aesthetic and finishing differences between one lamp and the other make them unique.

Nemo offers a unique collection of lights by world-renowned designers of the 20th century (Le Corbusier, Mario Bellini, etc...) as well as contemporary designers determined to explore all the possibilities offered by the latest innovations: "We believe that, in conceiving architectural objects, we are obliged to look forward and to look back at the same time, between traces of the past and ambitions
for the future [...]. When speaking of Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Vico Magistretti and Franco Albini, NEMO is the contemporary interpreter of the projects suggested by them. Those Masters lamps were designed to be absolute projects, often realized exclusively for the architectures for which they were designed. NEMO, the Le Corbusier Foundation, Pernette Perriand, Vico Magistretti’s and Franco Albini’s Foundations brought together the original suggestion and realized projects that are and will be a reference in the design world. The quality of the product is found in its discreet presence in every environment. Its being does not need aesthetic justifications and it lives simply by doing its job. In the same way, those lamps, created for innovative and strongly modern architectural and interior projects, suggest a timeless quality that makes them simple, iconic and always authentic. NEMO’s job, along with the foundations, consisted in calibrating details, finishes and technical updates, without ever betraying the original essence of the products, in order not to fall in the nostalgic or in the vintage and not to change the spartan and sophisticated nature that makes them unique. [...] this exclusive collection that we believe to be beautiful, useful and new."

Outdoor Floor Lamp Grande Borne Béton, by Le Corbusier
- Iconic design
- Concrete, PMMA
- H 19.7" x W 19.7" x D 14.2", Cord L 9.8'
- LED Board (included), 1920 lumens, 3000K, CRI 80
- IP44, Body and cable IP65 rated
- Dimmable
- Plug-in
- Made in Italy


LED Board, (Included)
1920 lumens, color temp. 3000K, CRI 80
116.8 lbs
1 Box 23.2"X17.7"X 26"
H 19.7" W 19.7" D 14.2" Cord L 9.8'


Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier

Even before having achieved his architectural creations, Le Corbusier designed some lighting fixtures for the interiors of his first clients’ apartments. Thereafter, he continuously designed lighting fixtures to accompany all his buildings, from the modest Cabanon in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin to the buildings of the Capitol of Chandigarh. He would use bulbs with « thin and opal » glass for his apartment at rue Nungesser et Coli. For the most part, he would be inspired by the existing systems or objects that he would adapt, transform, and paint. All of his designs would keep a simple shape, composed of available materials, that would adapt perfectly to the linear elements of his architecture without «contaminating» it, without decorating it. Through a common reflection and a meticulous implementation, Nemo Lighting and the Le Corbusier Foundation wish to transmit these qualities, re-editing a selection of lamps designed by Le Corbusier for his Paris apartment-atelier, the maison La Roche, the Marseille Cité radieuse, the Chandigarh Capitole. «In his Decorative Art, in 1924, Le Corbusier wrote about “machines for sitting, for classifying, for lighting”. [...] As for furniture, the encounter with Charlotte Perriand contributed to the definition of objects that embody what the Master already began with his theories. The NEMO’s new editions tell a story of lighting, without which modernity would never become part of our daily language. Lightings that bring to environments an idea of light that reflects the “new spirit”». Domitilla Dardi / Design Historian