Lampe Gras N°304
Design: Bernard-Albin Gras
ICON OF THE 20TH CENTURY
In 1921 Bernard-Albin GRAS designed a series of lamps for use in offices and in industrial environments. The GRAS lamp, as it was subsequently called, was astounding in its simple, robust and yet very ergonomic design. There are neither screws nor welded joints in the basic form. In 1927 the Ravel company purchased the patent and started production of the Gras lamps.
Bernard-Albin Gras was one of the most innovative designer of the 20th century. The functional esthetic of his lamps and especially the design of details such as those of the arms, stems, brackets and bases were truly original and far ahead of his time. Early on Le Corbusier was seduced by the modern design and user-friendliness of the lamps and became one of Bernard-Albin GRAS’s most enthusiastic supporters.
This ‘spotlight’ has become a reference point in the world of lighting. Discreet and beautifully made, it stands out by an aspect that makes you instinctively want to trust it. It is perfect in a corridor, over a painting, in a kitchen, a bathroom, over a bedhead… It also exists in 2 different options : n°304SW (with a switch on the base-no cable) and n°304CA (with a cable and a switch on the cable).
Arm : 15 cm
Base and arm : steel
CLI - E14-ESL11W