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A group of La Lune Sous Le Chapeau table lamps

La Lune Sous Le Chapeau by Man Ray for Warli

Dezeen Showroom: Italian brand Warli has recreated the La Lune Sous Le Chapeau table lamp by American visual artist Man Ray and introduced new colour finishes for its base and shade.

The La Lune Sous Le Chapeau was designed by American visual artist Man Ray in 1974 for Dino Gavina. It marries a slender steel base with a lampshade made from a folded sheet of cardboard.

Warli's reissue maintains the simplicity of this original design but brings it up to modern-day standards with new materials and 48 interchangeable colour combinations.

A pair of table lamps designed by Man Ray
Warli has reissued the La Lune Sous Le Chapeau lamps

The 60-centimetre-tall lamp's original cardboard shade has been replaced with a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) version that is lined with fabric and available in eight colours.

A powder-coated metal structure has been used for the stand, which is available in six colours ranging from cream to dark grey.  La Lune Sous Le Chapeau is compatible with LED sources.

A disassembled table lamb
They celebrate Man Ray's original design with new materials. Photo is by Simone Sapia

"The light is an objet trouvé as it re-evaluates basic materials, low technology, formal simplicity," explained Warli.

"An apparently anonymous, anti-design lamp, provocative with a strong poetic content: the simplest lampshade supported by the most elementary of bases."

Photography is by Tom Vack unless stated.

Product: La Lune Sous Le Chapeau
Designer: Man Ray
Brand: Warli
Contact: [email protected]

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A group of La Lune Sous Le Chapeau table lamps
A slender table lamp with a sculptural PVC shade