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Cobra Wall Sconce

Designed by Greta Grossman, produced by Gubi

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Item Number: 294
$399.00 $339.15
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Swedish architect and designer Greta Magnusson Grossman broke through gender barriers to embark on a prolific career. In 1940, she and her husband immigrated to the United States, where her approach to Swedish modernism struck a chord with single, professional women who felt that she understood their needs and sensibilities. She opened a store on Rodeo Drive, where her furniture and accessories quickly drew the attention of clients such as Greta Garbo, Joan Fontaine and Gracie Allen. In the 1950s, she founded her architecture office and designed 14 homes – 13 in California and one in Sweden – each one a showcase for her quietly dramatic approach. The Cobra Lamp (1950), with a profile evoking the flared hood of its namesake, has an oval shade that rotates 360 degrees to direct light where needed. This is an authentic Grossman lamp, produced to the designer’s original specifications. Bulb (not included): incandescent 40W/E12 or comparable CFL. Made in Denmark.

  • Power is supplied by a visible cord (not shown) that plugs into a standard outlet.
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Greta Magnusson Grossman
Greta Magnusson Grossman

SWEDEN (1906–1999)

Born and raised in Sweden, Greta Magnusson Grossman represents a literal link between European design and California modernism. In 1940, after already establishing herself as a designer in Sweden, she and her husband, jazz bandleader Billy Grossman, immigrated to Los Angeles. Although Grossman’s work was well known and in demand through the 1950s and ’60s – her pieces were photographed by ...

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Dimensions

H 13" W 11.5" D 5.5", 2.7 lbs. Cobra Wall Sconce

Materials

Powder-coated steel shade and wall plate; solid brass frame and hardware; fabric-covered cord.

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