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 GM-1 Grasshopper floor lamp vintage red  
GM-1 Grasshopper floor lamp vintage red
 
GM-1 Grasshopper floor lamp vintage red
 
GM-1 Grasshopper floor lamp vintage red
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.

The Grossman Collection

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 inpowder-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.

Watch the movie: Greta Grossman - A pioneer female designer

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About Greta Magnusson Grossman

Greta 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 1933, having successfully completed her fellowship at the renowned Stockholm arts institution, Konstfack, she opened Studio, a combined store and workshop. During the same year Grossman married jazz musician, Billy Grossman with whom she later emigrated to the United States, settling in Los Angeles.

Through the 40's and 50's Grossman exhibited her designs at museums worldwide, including MoMA in New York and The National Museum in Stockholm.

Designer :Magnusson Grossman, Greta (1947)
Fabricant :Gubi

 

Description

Pieds en acier tubulaire. Abat-jour en aluminium. Peinture à la poudre. Disponible en 5 couleurs : gris anthracite, gris chaud, bleu-gris, noir de jais et rouge vintage. Ampoules non fournies. Les ampoules adaptées vous seront proposées dans le panier.

Dimensions

Profondeur : 43,5 cm. Hauteur : 125,5 cm.

Poids

Environ 6 kg

 

Autour du produit

L’emblématique lampe Grasshopper de Greta Magnusson Grossman a été conçue en 1947. Le support à trois pieds en acier tubulaire est incliné vers l'arrière tandis que l’abat-jour en aluminium, de forme conique et oblongue, est monté sur un bras flexible. Par conséquent, la lumière peut être dirigée sans jamais éblouir.

 

Greta Magnusson Grossman - Suède (1906 - 1999)

Greta Magnusson Grossman est une designer et architecte d'origine suédoise. Elle a décoré les maisons et les magasins de nombreux Californiens durant les années 40 et 50. En 1930, elle quitte Stockholm et s’installe sur la côte ouest des Etats-Unis. Elle fait découvrir aux Californiens le style unique du modernisme danois, qui devient aussitôt très populaire et est systématiquement mis en avant par le très influent magazine Arts & Architecture de John Entenza.

L’une de ses créations les plus connues est sans conteste le lampadaire Grasshopper, aujourd’hui réédité par GUBI, et dont les exemplaires originaux atteignent des sommets en salles de vente. Source : design-ikonik.com   

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