Nemo Lighting opens new showroom in Copenhagen

May 30, 2023

(Denmark) – Nemo Lighting opens a new showroom in Copenhagen on the occasion of 3daysofdesign and presents for the first time in the Nordics the entire ‘Masters’ collection, a unique selection of lamps designed by 20th-century masters such as Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand.

Nemo continues its developing trend by adding a showroom in order to display and interact with architects and professionals in the vibrant Copenhagen.

On display for the first time are a new design by Le Corbu, the Lampe Cabanon, and a unique project by Perriand, the Lampe de Bureau. The exhibition will also be complemented by a series of original sketches and historical drawings.

Considered one of the main precursors of Modern Architecture, Le Corbusier remains the most important figure in the complex landscape of 20th-century architecture, while Charlotte Perriand stands out for revisiting the concept of design and its aesthetic values, reviving contemporary design through timeless, iconic and authentic objects that bear witness to modern times.

The Masters collection, realised in collaboration with the Le Corbusier Foundation and the Charlotte Perriand Archives, is based on original sketches and unique hand-drawn prototypes. The collection showcases the extraordinary vision and design sensibility of these two figures in modern architecture and design.

LAMPE CABANON | Le Corbusier

A preview presentation of a previously unpublished project and a philological journey to comprehend the foundations of Le Corbusier’s product philosophy.

In 1952, on the shores of the French Riviera, Le Corbusier built “Cabanon”: the absolute archetype of essential living. The project, executed according to the rules of the Modulor, is found just a stone’s throw away from the sea and served as a refuge for the architect in his final years. Lampe Cabanon, named after the inspired microcosm, represents a symbol of architecture, design, production, and essential living. The lampshade, made from tracing paper that the architect used, was crafted from a wartime artefact – a mortar shell carrier – found on French beaches. The lamp, for which numerous sketches and designs exist, represents a moment of rebirth in the post-war world.

Lampe Cabanon | Le Corbusier