DCW Editions Les Acrobates De Gras 326 Round Shade Pendant Light
.« Les acrobates de GRAS » are adept at doing tricks high in the air, way above the ground.
The high wire flyers (No 323) do the acrobatics, the diagonals adding dynamism and fun to the spectacle. The catcher is concentrated and reliable (No 322) as it receives the flyers.
The spectacle is impressive, full of movement, rhythm and colour.
The colours and shapes of the Lampe Gras reflector-shades (L, XL size) are elegant and sharp.
« Les acrobates de GRAS » can be combined with each other letting everyone make their own model.
Let the show begin !
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Shade and cast material Aluminium
Energy label IP-20
Light bulb cap type E27
Light bulb type LED
Max wattage 15 w
Number of bulbs 6
Number of wires 12
- Size Description
Adjustable wire length 300 cm
Canopy diameter 14 cm
Shade diameter 17 cm
Shade height 17 cm
<p>Bernard-Albin Gras was born the son of a draftsman and a homemaker in the small town of Saint-Raphaël, France. By the 1920s, he had become a tireless engineer and inventor with a passion for improving working conditions for ordinary laborers. Prolific in his work, Gras registered dozens of patents, including one for Lampe Gras in 1921. Few mobile lighting solutions existed then, and those that did were likely to shock anyone who attempted to move them. Gras sought a lamp that would shed light precisely where needed, with reflectors and supports for each task.</p> <p>Desiring one solution, he ended up developing three: a clamp lamp that could be moved from workbench to machine, a sliding lamp that could follow the user and a pivoting lamp that could be precisely positioned over a table. All are marked by his innovative Bakelite ball system and spring-balanced arm construction for flexible positioning – both well ahead of their time. His lamps soon found their way into machine shops, research laboratories, design studios and operating rooms.</p> <p>Architect Le Corbusier even seized upon the design for his very own projects because it met his ideology of the perfect object-tool: a form reduced to its pure function, free of superfluous ornament. He would lead a wave of other early adopters that included Eileen Gray, Robert Mallet-Stevens and Man Ray, among others. Lampe Gras stands as its maker’s defining work, with a screw- and weld-free articulated design that is just as functional and appealing today as it was in its early years.</p>