Yonel Lebovici - "Fiche Femelle" lamp
Yonel Lebovici - "Fiche Femelle" lamp
Yonel Lebovici - "Fiche Femelle" lamp
Biography

After obtaining his aeronautic diploma, Lebovici follows drawing lessons at the Grande-Chaumière, and enters the Ecole nationale supérieure des arts appliqués, and in 1957, the Ecole des Arts et métiers, in Paris.
Lebovici occupies a unique position in French and international 1960’s and 1970’s creation. Between sculpture and design, his obssession for movement is revealed in his poetic and dynamical works, mixing aesthetic, science, spirit of discovery and  technique.
In 1962, he joins Serge Mansau’s (born in 1930) studio, where he learns the glass blown technique. Then in 1969 he opens his own sculpture atelier in Paris, rue d’Artois, and creates his Jeu furniture collection. From his work with light, emerges in 1969 the legendary Satellite lamp, composed of methacrylate discs with a steel luminous ball in its center. Then in 1972, the Pantographe, iconic nickel steel lamp, the fluorescent Colonne lumineuse, the pure lignes of the Chevalet-tube, the Mains Chaudes enclosing the metallic hull of a hotbed…
In 1973, he founds the MOB 6 group with five other creators : François Arnal, Michel Boyer, Pierre Folie, Jean-Pierre Mesmin, Bernard Berthet. Andrée Putman and Ben Swildens both joined the group the following year.
From the end of the 1970’s, Lebovici starts to create interior decoration in Paris and abroad, and creates furniture for Hermès and Lancel.
Until his death in 1998, he continues designing with inventivity objects, furniture and luminary.

Biography

Yonel Lebovici (1937-1998)

"Fiche Femelle" lamp, 1978

Female plug-shaped lamp in polished cast aluminium

A flexible steel shealth hides the wire

Two spotlights are intergated into the two holes of the plug
Engraved signature on the back «Lebovici Y. EA»


Limited edition of 10 pieces + 2 artist’s proofs

 

Provenance: private museum of Square de Vergennes, Paris
This piece will be added to the future Lebovici committee database

 

Height 14 1/2 in - Length 14 1/2 in - Depth 14 1/2 in

Yonel Lebovici - "Fiche Femelle" lamp
Yonel Lebovici - "Fiche Femelle" lamp
Yonel Lebovici - "Fiche Femelle" lamp