Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Shine On.

Deemed “The Original Architect's Lamp” Lampe Gras is a perfect example of beauty and function in an exquisitely made piece of functional art. In 1921, an engineer by the name of Bernard Albin Gras designed a series of lamps for use in offices and industrial locations. Held together without screws or welded joints, the Lampe Gras became the darling of not only architects but also of those with an eye for interior design.

It was the favorite of such notables as Le Corbusier, the ‘godfather of modern architecture’, who dubbed the lamp ‘type-object’, meaning it was an ‘object reduced to its pure function’. Production stopped at the outbreak of World War II and only now, after more than of a year of experimentation, they are once again being made by hand, in France and sold exclusively to consumers through Holly Hunt. We also think they're very reasonable...prices range from $425 to $995. To learn more click here!

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35 comments:

Dan T said...

Not a fan of the lamp but love that chair in the last photo. Who makes it?

cheryl said...

Brad, C'mon.... True these are nifty lamps but be serious...."We also think they're very reasonable...prices range from $425 to $995." Really???? Where are these prices for clip and floor lamps in these materials reasonable and especially in the present economy? Dubai? The D and D building? Not to mention you could do a high/low feature with lamps from the Pottery Barn catalog or IKEA. I love your blog and taste but puh-lease!!!

Design in the Woods said...

Just in the nick of time for a project I'm working on! Thanks...great info! Having the "real deal" IS worth it.

qerat said...

I love this lamp. Always have. Actually I will disagree with Cheryl. given that it is hand made and of superior quality the price is "reasonable". I have seen many knock offs in the same price range.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Always a classic!

Jamie Herzlinger said...

Brilliant as usual! They are a great price considering they are hand made and pure art with function! I love your blog!
Have a great weekend! Thanks for the heads up on Adele! Love her!
Jamie Herzlinger

Inspirational Sketchbook said...

Have always loved these lamps. Especially the wall mounted adjustable sconce!

design therapy said...

Hello-there's been a lot of inquiries about the chair in the last image. This is the Koi chair and is available here:
http://www.koidesign.co.uk/

Elise Lowerison said...

I was browsing interior design blogs when I came across yours. Your take on these lighting fixtures was very interesting. I was even more intrigued by your discussion of how a lamp or adding light can really bring a room to life. Window treatments also help dress up a home; after all it is true that you must dress your windows appropriately to bring out their true beauty. Thank you for writing and as a special thanks to you and your readers, I would like to offer a 20% off coupon using this code upon checkout: BLG20.

Home theater photos said...

I really believe with u..nifty lamps Are perfect in that room...http://edgwhitepapers.com/ Usefull Information!!!!

DanT said...

Ya, Ya... the light is nice. But what about the chair? Where can I gt my hands on one of those chairs (last photo)?

bevans said...

I adore the architecture lamps, I think they are a great accent and very functional.

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