Bernard-Albin Gras

Bernard-Albin Gras was an architect, engineer and designer, famous for the creation of the eponymous Gras lamp. Born at the start of the 20th century, in Paris on October 13th 1921 he obtained the patent which allowed him to create “an articulated lamp for industrial use”. Just after the war, his interest in the work related to its aesthetics and functionality. The Gras lamp encapsulated the Golden Age of design in France and defined the style of the period. Far ahead of its time, it saw daylight thanks to a partnership with Louis-Didier des Gachons, founder of L’Industrie du Tourniquet et du Classeur. Remarkable in its simplicity; made with neither flaws nor welds, but also for its uncluttered design, it stands out by its robustness and its ergonomics. Right from its launch, many people were seduced by it – such as le Corbusier, who adopted it when equipping his offices, and who considered it to be an ‘object tool’, reduced to its pure function. Originally conceived for industry and office use, the Gras lamp met with a runaway success, which continues to be used in interiors today, without the slightest change having been made to it.

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    Table Lamp With Hinged Arm

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