Cobra Wall Lamp by Gubi
Design Greta M. Grossman, 1950
The distinctive Cobra Wall Lamp is designed by Greta M. Grossman in the 1950's, taking its name from the oval shade, playfully resembling the snake’s hood. Greta M. Grossman's delicate design language beautifully comes to live with the lamp's simple, soft-edged form - light and iconic in expression whilst equally aesthetic and useful.
The flexible shade can be adjusted 360 degrees, which creates a soft light that spreads up the wall, making it the perfect illumination for entrances and hallways.
The most iconic products Greta Grossman designed in the 40's and 50's were the Gräshoppa floor lamp and the Cobra floor and table lamps. In 1950, the Cobra lamp won the Good Design Award and was subsequently exhibited at the Good Design Show at the Museum of Modern Art.
Grossman was highly influenced by European Modernism, which had been imported to the US by influencial architects, such as Walter Gropius (founder of the Bauhaus) and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Grossman, in turn, played a significant role in defining the aesthetic of mid-century Californian Modernism.
Today, Grossman's product designs are highly collectible and are sold at auctions all around the world. Grossman's products are unique, modern classic designs.
The base is covered in powder-coated aluminium and weighted with a cast iron ballast.
Lamp height: 33 cm, lamp depth: 14 cm, shade height: 8 cm, shade depth: 29 cm. (Hardwired)
Max 40W-Incandescent, E12 socket (light bulb is not included)
The lamp can be tilted 90° from horizontal to vertical and the shade can be rotated. Switch on back plate.