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Grasshopper floor lamp

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  • Description

    The most iconic products Greta Grossman designed in the 40's and 50's were the Grasshopper 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.

    The iconic Grasshopper lamp was first produced in 1947. The tubular steel tripod stand is tilted backward and the elongated aluminium conical shade is ball-jointed onto the arm; so the light can be directional, yet the glare is minimal. Both stand and shade are powder-coated. The classic Cobra lamp takes its name from the shape of the oval shade, which is reminiscent of a Cobra's neck. The tubular flexible arm can be bent in all directions and the shade can be rotated through 360º. The base is covered in powder-coated aluminium and weighted with a cast iron ballast.

    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.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions: W:43.5 x H: 125.5cm.

    Cord length: approx. 200cm
    Light source: Any light bulb incl. energy saving models, max 40W, E14 base (light source not included)

    The tubular steel tripod stand is tilted backward and the elongated aluminium conical shade is ball-jointed onto the arm. Both stand and shade are powder-coated and available in 6 colours: anthracite grey, warm grey, blue-grey, jet black, vintage red and matt white.

  • 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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    • Andorra red
    • Anthracite grey
    • Aspen yellow
    • Blue-grey
    • Jet black
    • Matt white
    • Oyster white
    • Vintage red
    • Warm grey

  • Delivery

    3-4 weeks
    Made to order item

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