Grashoppa Floor Light
The most iconic product Greta Grossman designed in the 40s and 50s were the Grashoppa 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 Grashoppa 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 Grashoppa lamp takes its name from the shape of the bent legs of a Grasshopper. Available in a range of colours.
Bulb: 1 x E14 40W (excluded)
LED compatible: Yes
Fabric Cable: 2m