La Gras Wall-Mounted Lamp

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Product: La Gras Wall-Mounted Lamp
Retailer: SCP

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