We showed you the Grasshopper Lamp last April when we were in Milan, and we’re very excited to announce that these classic lamps are finally here! Even the New York Times is excited about this news and they featured these lamps in today’s paper. Back in production after 50 years, these are authentic Greta Grossman lamps, produced to the designer’s original specifications.
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. She designed the Grasshopper Lamp in 1947 and the Cobra Floor Lamp and Cobra Table Lamp in 1950.