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 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 steel and aluminium, 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).