MG Galerie
1 cours Victor Hugo
From 13/03/2015
To 11/04/2015

Et lux fuit!
Design: lumière sur le beau

The invention of the incandescent light bulb in 1881 was more than just a technical innovation, it completely overturned the perception we have of the world around us by giving sight primacy over all the other senses. This innovation was not the prerogative of engineers for long. By embracing artificial light, designers have transcended the utilitarian object: off or on, the lamp gives us something to look at as much as it allows us to look at things. Works of art in their own right, lamps have been sculpting light and enhancing our interiors for a century, reconciling technological progress and the pursuit of aesthetics. This exhibition of emblematic lights from the 20th century attempts to throw some light on this object.
Et lux fuit!

Friday 13 March 2015 / 18:00 - 20:00
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Yonel Lebovici
Lampe modèle Satellite en pléxiglas et acier, 1971
© Michel Bury
Philippe Hiquily
Lampe à poser à trois bras de lumière en laiton martelé, 1968
© Michel Bury
Groupe NEMO, François Scali et Alain Domingo
Lampe Prototype en ABS noir et bleu, 1985
© Eric Reinard
Edouard-Wilfrid Buquet
Lampadaire à système de double contre-poids en aluminium, 1927
© Michel Bury