Whether standing on your bedside cabinet or suspended, the M3 luminaire could light up any headboard in an adult’s bedroom, an architect’s drawing board, the table in the entrance area of a contemporary villa, a dining room sideboard, media library corridors, a desk in a child’s bedroom, a coworking area, the bedside cabinet in a hotel suite, and much more.  

Table lamp

The French designer, Michel Mortier, created the M3 table lamp in 1952. An elegant curvy black metal tube supports the colourful shade. Thanks to the 335° swivel head, the light can be directed where needed, either upwards or downwards. Convert your table lamp into a wall light using the smart wall-mounting system. A sleek multi-purpose lamp.

Sammode has partnered with Michel Mortier for the re-issue of some iconic lamps

Back in the 1950’s, Michel Mortier designed some iconic French products during the post-war period. As a fervent believer in functionalism, he revolutionised home lighting with his luminaire collections signed with a symbolic ‘M’. Sammode successfully re-issued its headline models equipped with current technology, but with that same old traditional feel, a pretty ambitious feat!  

Michel Mortier: the functionalism expert  

As Pierre Guariche’s sidekick, Michel Mortier (1925-2015) was also a pioneer in the world of French industrial design in the 1950's. Not only did he graduate from the higher school of applied arts of Paris, this artistic specialist can turn his hand to anything. He impresses both by his skills in interior architecture as well as his background in design, graphics, artistic productions, journalism and teaching. His trademark? An elegant design with sleek lines.  

M3: a multi-purpose smart light designed by Michel Mortier  

The M3 table lamp took shape in 1952, concealing a multi-functional smart light in a seemingly ordinary design (at first sight). This all-steel stand with its elegant curvy black tube supports the swivelling shade, available in 4 colours: cream, grey, black and red. The stand can be converted into a wall light thanks to a convenient fastening hook, leaving you free to hang or place your lamp wherever suits you best.  

Sammode expertise

Designed and manufactured in France

Designed and manufactured in France, keeping supply chains short and using durable components and materials, primarily sourced in Europe. Each luminaire is manufactured, assembled and inspected by our teams with full traceability.

5-year warranty

Our products are designed to be upgraded along with your set-up, which means that they come with a 5-year warranty and guaranteed availability for the accessories you need, today and into the future.

Totally repairable in the long-term

Unlike the disposable world we live in, our designer lights are meant to last. We carefully select our luminaire components and commit to providing spare parts well into the future. The light source is also easy to replace.


ColorDesignationCode Data sheet Plan STEP DS .TXT Download all
Black M3 BK/WH 91030010 Data sheet Plan STEP DS .TXT Download all
Grey M3 WG/WH 91030020 Data sheet Plan STEP DS .TXT Download all
Red M3 VR/WH 91030030 Data sheet Plan STEP DS .TXT Download all
Chalk M3 CH/WH 91030040 Data sheet Plan STEP DS .TXT Download all

Technical specifications

  • Michel Mortier
  • 1952

Light source
  • E27 lamp, 11W max, not included
Supply voltage
  • 220-240V 50/60Hz
Electrical class
  • Class II
Operating temperature
  • -5 °C to +30 °C

  • Luminaire fitted with cable and EU plug
  • Built-in ON-OFF button on the luminaire
  • Supplied with 2 hooks for wall-mounted installation

  • Lacquered steel sheet
  • Lacquered and bent steel

  • IP20 (indoor use)

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