Design Sleuth: A Wall Sconce Inspired by Le Corbusier
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Last spring while I was exploring Paris, Lucile Demory took me first to see Le Corbusier's La Maison Roche and then to his atelier and apartment just outside of the city's periphery . What struck me as most interesting in the architect's bedroom was the light fixture jutting out of the wall like a piece of broken and exposed plumbing. Last week I came across the work of Jörg Schellmann, a fine arts publisher and furniture designer in Munich, whose Staff Wall Lamp is strikingly similar. Pure coincidence or obvious influence, it's great to find a quirky light like Le Corbusier's in production and, with a little legwork, available to purchase. Above: Le Corbusier's bedroom with wall sconce at Immeuble Molitor , located at 24 rue Nugesser et Coli in Paris, where he lived from 1931 to 1934. Photograph by Alexa Hotz for Remodelista. Above: Detail of the same style of wall sconce in the dining room, this time made from a brown-painted steel tube. Photograph by Alexa Hotz for Remodelista. Above: Schellmann's wall-mounted Staff Lamp Wall , designed in 2007, is made from tubular steel and extends to 80 cm in length. Available through Schellmann Furniture ; inquire directly for pricing and availability. Above: The Staff Lamp Wall is also available in a stone gray and gray white (shown here). Above: The Staff Lamp Ceiling has a similar minimalist profile: a halogen light housed in tubular steel. The lamp is also available in gray and white. For more lighting admired by architects—Le Corbusier included—see our post, 10 Easy Pieces: Best Architect's Lamps .