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The Cobra Floor Lamp by Gubi takes its name from the shape of the oval shade, which is reminiscent of a Cobra's neck (or hood). The tubular flexible arm can be bent in all directions whilst the shade can be rotated through 360°. Both stand and shade are powder-coated and available in 6 colours: anthracite grey, warm grey, blue-grey, jet black, vintage red and matt white. Cobra Lamp is one of the most iconic products Greta Grossman designed in the 40's and 50's. The Cobra lamp won the Good Design Award and was subsequently exhibited at the Good Design Show at the Museum of Modern Art.
Material:- Powder-coated aluminium base, Cast iron stand. Max 28W Halogen, E14 base. Lightbulb not included
H: 118 x W:67 x Ø27 cm
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 fact that she is relatively unknown just makes the process for Gubi more interesting, as we have an honest opportunity to continue to convey Greta Grossman's designs.Greta Grossman was known in her time in both Sweden and California, USA. However, she ended up largely unknown and almost forgotten. I am very happy that we can give this magnificent female designer a second comeback." - Jacob Gubi.