A DIY Potence-Style Lamp

A DIY Potence-Style Lamp

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Regina Yunghans
Mar 3, 2011

I am not the only one who appreciates the long-armed Potence lamp designed by Jean Prouvé. The fixture is a favorite of designers and architects. And for good reason: It's a beautiful design but it comes with a hefty price tag of over $1500! Not many of us can or want to purchase a lamp at this price, which is how DIY versions are born:

This industrious DIY by onefortythree was clearly inspired by the Prouvé original, yet it is different enough to keep from being a total knockoff. This DIY took some tools that most of us probably don't have, but the attention to detail is impressive: Check out the lamp's wooden handle and the cloth-covered wire.

See the full project over at onefortythree. And here's the original for sale at Design Within Reach.

Images: onefortythree

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