Bernard-Albin Gras (1886–1943) was a French designer, who also created a career as engineer. Gras was one of the fist important names of modern European design, and his most famous work was undoubtedly the Lampe Gras lamp collection, which had a major influence on the functional design of the 20th century.
Gras was a favourer of minimalist and industrial style, and his designs gained popularity in public spaces, homes as well as in the projects of many notable architects – for example the famous French designer Le Corbusier used Gras’ lamps in numerous projects. Besides a designer, Gras was also an inventor, who often aimed his passion to improving the working conditions of ordinary labourers.
Bernard-Albin Gras has designed pieces for the following brands: DCW éditions