Grashoppa Table Light
The most iconic products Greta Grossman designed in the 40's and 50's were the Gräshoppa 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 Gräshoppa table light shares the same excellent design as the floor light and it too is inspired by the rear legs of a grasshopper. The tubular brass stand is mounted on a brass base whilst the elongated conical steel shade is mounted with a moveable joint in solid brass, consequently the light can be directional, yet the glare is minimal. The shade is powder-coated and available in a range of colours. Switch is integrated in the base.
Base diameter: 150mm
Bulb: 1 x E14 halogen 30W max