Brasília Lamp, 1974
Polished steel base, linen shade
43.31 H x 17.72 x 17.72 inches
110 H x 45 x 45 cm
Edition Verre Lumiere
Favardin, Patrick, and Guy Block-Champfort. Decorators of the 60s-70s. Translated by Eileen Powis, Éditions NORMA, 2015. Similar example reproduced pp. 86-87.
Michel Boyer designed the Brasília Lamp in 1974 for the lighting company Verre Lumière. It was produced in an edition in black lacquer and in three different sizes. Boyer used these highly tectonic objects in his interior projects, including the French Embassy in Brasília. Their production lasted several years.
This lamp, with its handsome polished steel base, is a one-of-a-kind version of the Brasília commissioned for the Verre Lumière showroom in Paris.