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Cobra wall lamp

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  • Description

    The most iconic products Greta Grossman designed in the 40's and 50's were the Gräshoppa floor lamp and the Cobra floor and table lamps. In 1950, the Cobra lamp won the Good Design Award and was subsequently exhibited at the Good Design Show at the Museum of Modern Art.

    Grossman was highly influenced by European Modernism, which had been imported to the US by influencial architects, such as Walter Gropius (founder of the Bauhaus) and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Grossman, in turn, played a significant role in defining the aesthetic of mid-century Californian Modernism.

    Today, Grossman's product designs are highly collectible and are sold at auctions all around the world. Grossman's products are unique, modern classic designs.

    The Cobra lamp takes its name from the shape of the oval shade, which is reminiscent of a Cobra´s neck (or hood). A solid brass arm joins the wall base and shade. The shade can
    be tilted 90 degrees from vertical to horizontal and it can be rotated 360 degrees. The base cover and the shade are in powder-coated steel and come in two colors: jet black and matt white. A bracket for mounting on the wall is integrated in the base as is the switch.

  • Technical Info

    Lamp height: 33.3 cm
    Lamp depth: 14.4 cm

    Wall base diameter: Ø16.8 cm
    Wall base height: 2.0 cm

    Shade height: 7.8 cm
    Shade depth: 28.9 cm

    The lamp is available in 2 colours: jet black and matt white.

    Cable length, exposed: Approx. 2500 mm

  • Designer
    Greta M. Grossman

    Greta Magnusson Grossman (1906-1999) maintained a prolific forty-year career on two continents: Europe and North America. Her achievements were many and encompassed industrial design, interior design and architecture. In 1940, she emigrated to the United States, settling in Los Angeles with her husband, jazz musician Billy Grossman.

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    • Jet black
    • Matt white

  • Delivery

    3-4 weeks
    Made to order item

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