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Gubi’s elegant Cobra wall lamp creates a smooth, beautiful light on the wall. Designed by Greta Magnusson in the 1950s, the oval-shaped Cobra lamp takes its name from the shape of a cobra's neck. The powder-coated aluminium shade is perfected with a stem and switch made of brass. The shade of the Cobra wall lamp can be rotated 360 degrees and tilted 90 degrees from vertical to horizontal. The versatile Cobra provides a pleasant light, for instance, beside a bed, sofa or entrance.

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Cobra wall lamp, black


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Material
Powder-coated aluminium, brass
Colour
Black
Width
28,9 cm
Depth
14,4 cm
Height
33,3 cm
Bulb base
E14
Light source
Max. 30W halogen (not included)
IP rating
20
Protection class
II
Energy label
A++ - E
Cable length
250 cm
Cable colour
White
Cable material
Textile
Weight
1,2 kg
Integrated switch
Yes
Notes
Base diameter 16,8 cm

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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