Cobra table lamp, jet black

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AU$617.00433.00 €433.00 €£379.00$479.00433.00 €$429.00¥ 48,117SG$ 587.00433.00 €433.00 €388.00 €CHF 416.00$429.00C$555.00350.00 €


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Description

The classic Cobra lamp takes its name from the shape of the oval shade, which is reminiscent of a Cobra's neck. The tubular, flexible arm can be bent in all directions whilst the shade can be rotated through 360°. The base is covered in powder-coated aluminium and weighted with a cast iron ballast. Available in both table and floor lamp versions.

Manufacturer:
Gubi
Design:
Greta Magnusson Grossman
Material:
Powder-coated aluminium, cast iron ballast
Colour:
Jet black
Length:
Shade lenght 29 cm
Diameter:
Base diameter 16,5 cm
Height:
34,5 cm
Bulb base:
E14
Light source:
Max. 30W halogen bulb (not included)
IP rating:
20
Protection class:
II
Energy label:
A++ - E
Cable length:
170 cm
Cable colour:
Black
Cable material:
Textile
Weight:
2,6 kg
Integrated switch:
Yes

Designer

Greta Magnusson Grossman

Greta Magnusson Grossman

Greta Magnusson  Grossman (1906-1999) maintained a prolific forty-year career on two continents: Europe and North America. Her achievements were many and include industrial design, interior design and architecture.

In 1933, after successfully completing her fellowship at the renowned Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, in Stockholm, she opened Studio, a combined store and workshop. During the same year she married the jazz musician Billy Grossman with whom she later emigrated to the United States, settling in Los Angeles. Through the 40’s and 50’s Greta Magnusson  Grossman exhibited her designs at museums worldwide, including MoMA in New York and The National Museum in Stockholm.

The most iconic products Greta Magnusson Grossman designed in the 40’s and 50’s were the Grasshopper floor lamp and the Cobra floor and table lamps. In 1950, the Cobra lamp won the Good Design Award and was subsequently exhibited at the Good Design Show at the Museum of Modern Art. Greta Magnusson Grossman was highly influenced by European Modernism, which had been imported to the US by influential architects, such as Walter Gropius (founder of the Bauhaus) and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Greta Magnusson Grossman, in turn, played a significant role in defining the aesthetic of mid-century Californian Modernism.

The iconic Grasshopper lamp was first produced in 1947. The tubular steel tripod stand is tilted backward and the elongated aluminium conical shade is ball jointed onto the arm, so the light can be directional, yet the glare is minimal. Both stand and shade are powder-coated. Today, Greta Magnusson Grossman’s product designs are highly collectible and are sold at auctions all around the world. Greta Magnusson Grossman’s products are unique, modern classic designs.

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