The 'Lampe Gras' have an exceptional place in the history of the lamp. Designed and manufactured in 1921, the designs pioneered a new system of lighting. Eschewing ornamental mannerism, their creator, the engineer Bernard-Albin Gras, endowed the designs with an aesthetic that was a perfect harmony between function and design. However it was Corbusier who championed the lamps as modern classics. In accordance with his own terms, Corbusier named the range as a 'type-objet'; an object reduced to it's pure function. He used the 'Lampe Gras' in his architectural works and in his own office. Following suit, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Eileen Gray, Michel Roux-Spitz, Sonia Delaunay, Georges Braque and many other avant garde figures adopted the lamps, helping them achieve their legendary status.
black arm with polished chrome shade.
white arm with polished chrome shade.