‘GLOBO’ LARGE ECLISSE TABLE LIGHT

DESIGN: JEAN PIERRE VITRAC ( PARIS )

MEASUREMENTS: H 54, W 49, D 14 CM

PRICE: 950,- EURO

This quite big lighting sculpture is made of a heavy marble base with a static chrome steel ring that is holding a pivoting reflector in the middle. Behind the sandblasted glass diffuser one small halogeen socket is hidden, which is now supplied with a LED bulb, that gives a very comfortable light. When rotating the reflector with the chrome side in front, the light creates a solar eclipse effect to the wall and the surroundings. The heavy black marble base keeps the light very stable. The size of the light makes it also possible to use it as a floor light.

Very good condition, perfect chrome, perfect marble, all moving and electrical parts have been checked, wiring replaced. Suitable for modern LED bulbs, plug type max 250 volt.

 

 

The reputation of the small, exclusive 1980ies lighting industries rests on its drive to engage in new materials and in the quality finish of its products. Jean Pierre and the Vitrac design team did an amazing job and created this enigmatic ‘Globo’ desk light. The typical 1980ies design evokes many associations, from atomic science to modern art or jewelry design. This piece is clearly influenced by the postmodern work of Ettore Sottsass, Arteluce, Mario Botta and Shiro Kuramata. Hard to find light that was exhibited at the time by exclusive stores such as Lucien Gau ( Paris ).