Ceiling light with double counterweight
Edition R. Mathieu – 1957/1959
Lacquered metal, brass and Plexiglas
Ceiling rod: L 70 cm
Arm with Plexiglas reflector: L 160 cm
Arm with black lacquered reflector: L 120 cm
Minimum Height: 60 cm
Good original condition, full condition report with picture available on demand.
Only Example known so far.
This exceptional ceiling light consists of two light arms, one of which acts as a counterweight to the other. The whole balances as a Calder mobile. One of the reflectors is in black lacquered metal, the other in Plexiglas, the whole of which measures nearly 2.80 m in wingspan.
The first reflector must illuminate the ceiling while the other projects its light on a table or the armchair in a living room. One reflector thus gives the ambient light of the room while the other provides a more punctual light This complex lighting fixture was designed in the late 1950s as the pinnacle of the 1957 range with the conical Plexiglas and metallic lacquers. We do not know of any other models today with this balanced double counterweight system and this is the only example known. It is therefore the only double pendulum ceiling light known in the world today.
160.0 x 70.0 x 120.0 cm (63.0 x 27.6 x 47.2 in)