Description from Design Within Reach
Swedish designer Greta Magnusson Grossman (1906–1999) was an architect, designer and modernist who broke through gender barriers to embark on a prolific career. In 1940, she and her husband immigrated to the United States, where her approach to Swedish modernism struck a cord with single, professional women who felt that she understood their needs and sensibilities. She opened a store on Rodeo Drive, and her furniture and accessories drew the attention of new clients like Greta Garbo, Joan Fontaine and Gracie Allen. In the 1950s, she founded her one-woman architecture office and designed 14 homes in Los Angeles, each one a unique showcase for her quietly dramatic approach. The Grasshopper Lamp (1947) has a tripod stand and elongated conical shade that rotates so you can direct the light where needed. This is an authentic Grossman lamp, produced to the designer’s original specifications. Bulb (not included): incandescent 40W/110V/E12 or CFL. Made in Denmark.
- Materials: Powder-coated steel; solid brass hardware; fabric-covered chord.