The unmistakable silhouette of the Gräshoppa Floor lamp has become an icon of mid-twentieth century design.
The original Gräshoppa lamp, designed in the 1940s and 50s by the late Californian-based, but Swedish-born Gretta Grossman, was heavily influenced by European modernism. The continental movement was imported to the US by celebrated architects, such as Walter Gropius (founder of the Bauhaus) and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Grossman herself played an important role in shaping the aesthetic of mid-century North American modernism.
First produced in 1947, the tubular steel tripod stand is tilted backwards, while an elongated aluminium conical shade is ball-jointed onto the arm, in order to direct the light precisely.
Both the stand and the shade are crafted from powder-coated aluminium and steel, awarding the lamp a chic, durable matte-black finish that allows it to adapt to any setting.
Requires 1 x Max 30W E14 bulb (not included).