Greta Grossman Cobra Floor Lamp by Gubi
Design Greta M. Grossman, 1950
The distinctive Cobra Floor Lamp designed by Greta M. Grossman in the 1950's is inspired by the shape of a cobra's neck, which is not surprisingly also the motivation for its name. The Cobra Floor Lamp is a classic and yet unique lamp that with its flexible arm can be bent in all directions, creating a pleasant reading light or an artistic light when directed towards the wall.
Greta Grossman (1906-1999) maintained a prolific forty-year career on two continents: Europe and North America. Her achievements were many and encompassed industrial design, interior design and architecture. In 1933, having successfully completed her fellowship at the renowned Stockholm arts institution, Konstfack, she opened Studio, a combined store and workshop. During the same year Grossman married jazz musician, Billy Grossman with whom she later emigrated to the United States, settling in Los Angeles. Through the 40's and 50's Grossman exhibited her designs at museums worldwide, including MoMA in New York and The National Museum in Stockholm.
The base is covered in powder-coated aluminium and weighted with a cast iron ballast.
Lamp height: 120 cm. Lamp stand: Ø27 cm, shade height: Ø8 cm, shade depth: 29 cm. Cord: 2 m.
The shade is movable by its flex arm and can be rotated 360°. The textile cord is black on all models.
Max 40W-Incandescent, E12 socket (light bulb is not included).