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Lighting fixtures,
Lighting fixtures

Lighting fixtures

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Ausstellungsstrasse 60
8031 Zurich
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Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 94
8031 Zurich
  • Lighting fixtures
  • Lighting fixtures
  • Lighting fixtures
  • Lighting fixtures
  • Lighting fixtures
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A larger-than-life-size lamp sculpture dominates the studio space. Its multi-curved sheet-metal shade is mounted on a stand made of sectional steel and can be tilted and rotated in several directions. The fluorescent tubes inside cast light upward onto the ceiling to complement the spotlights, which are primarily directed at the exhibits. Le Corbusier developed this lighting fixture, known as the LC I, in 1951–52 in collaboration with the mathematician and composer Iannis Xenakis (1922–2001) for the public zones of the Unité d’habitation in Marseilles.
In addition to spotlights mounted on tracks and numerous recessed lights, a further model from Le Corbusier’s lighting range can be found here: the wall-mounted LC III reflector lamp, likewise designed for indirect ambient lighting. Both the LC I and the LC III lamps are exact replicas. The originals were removed in 2016 and are in the possession of Heidi Weber.

Large snail-shaped floor lamp, 2018 replica, Pavillon Le Corbusier

Arthur Rüegg, Le Corbusier: Furniture and Interiors, 1905–1965, Zurich, 2007.

Naïma Jornod, La “Maison d’homme” ou “Heidi Weber Museum – Center Le Corbusier,” Geneva, 2013.

Image creditso

Grosse Stehleuchte in Schneckenform, Nachbau 2018, Pavillon Le Corbusier
Abbildung: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich / ZHdK

Wandleuchte (Guilux), Pavillon Le Corbusier, Nachbau 2018
Abbildung: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich / ZHdK

Einbauleuchte im Treppenhaus, Pavillon Le Corbusier
Abbildung: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich / ZHdK

Stehleuchte in Schneckenform in der Unité d’Habitation in Marseille
Abbildung: Arthur Rüegg

Plan Nr. 329, Seitenansicht und Details des Leuchtkörpers im Erdgeschoss
Abbildung: Fondation Le Corbusier, Nachlass Alain Tavès und Robert Rebutato © Alain Tavès – Robert Rebutato

Wandleuchte aus der Unité d’Habitation von Briey-en-Fôret, Entwurf: 1956–1960, Le Corbusier, Herstellung: Guilux, Paris. Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Designsammlung
Abbildung: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich / ZHdK