GRÅSHOPPA table lamp
Greta M. Grossman (1906-1999) was a Swedish designer and architect. She immigrated to the US in the 1940’s where she played a significant role in defining the aesthetic of mid-century Californian modernism. The iconic Gräshoppa lamp was first produced in 1947 and the Cobra lamp in 1950, which later won the prestigious Good Design Award. Today, her designs are highly collectible and are sold at auctions all around the world. In Grossman’s products everything is unique in their lightness of form with elegant, asymmetric lines.
The iconic Gräshoppa lamp comes in three versions; Floor Lamp, Task Table Lamp and Pendant. The Floor Lamp has a tubular steel tripod stand, which tilted backward. The tubular steel stand on the Task Table Lamp is mounted on a steel base. For both lamps are the elongated steel conical shades mounted with a free moving joint in solid brass, consequently the light can be directional, yet the glare is minimal. Both stands and shades are powder-coated. The Pendant shade is fixed with a brass tube and brass fittings on the top. For mounting to the ceiling, the Pendant is equipped with a steel bracket covered by a half round sphere canopy in brass and a brass tube. Shade is powder-coated.