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Grasshopper Floor Lamp
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Grasshopper Floor Lamp

About the Design

Lithe, charismatic and distinctly functional, the 1947 Gräshoppa — or Grasshopper — lamp demonstrates designer Greta Magnusson-Grossman’s keen eye and mastery of quiet drama. Easy to incorporate into any space with its graceful, slender shape, the Grasshopper boasts an elongated shade on an articulating bulb stem, which allows a user to direct light without a spotlight effect.

Magnusson-Grossman’s original Grasshopper featured a black-enameled steel frame, brass hinge and aluminum shade. There was also a black enamel exterior and a white interior to better reflect light. By the time she designed the lamp, Magnusson-Grossman (1906–99) had already cemented her legacy as a leading modern maker, whose dual ties to Scandinavian and American design equipped her with a unique perspective. Born into a family of Swedish cabinetmakers, Magnusson-Grossman studied architecture at the Royal Academy of Technology in Stockholm and later opened her first workshop, Studio, in Stockholm in 1933. Seven years later, she and her husband moved to Los Angeles, where they opened Magnusson-Grossman Studio on Rodeo Drive. The studio counted such stars as Greta Garbo, Joan Fontaine and Gracie Allen as clients.

By the late 1940s, Magnusson-Grossman was also flexing her interior design muscles. She decorated more than a dozen Los Angeles homes, which were frequently photographed for magazines like Art & Architecture. The houses, which were noted for their small scale and graceful architecture, were outfitted with Magnusson-Grossman’s designs — the Grasshopper being a frequent fixture. The lamp, as well as the table version, is still produced by Swedish manufacturer Gubi today.

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Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Grasshopper' Floor Lamp in Black
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman, Gubi
Located in Glendale, CA
Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Grasshopper' floor lamp in black. Designed in 1947 by Grossman, this is an authorized re-edition by GUBI of Denmark who meticulously reproduces her work wit...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel, Brass

Greta Grossman Grasshopper Floor Lamp, Anthracite Grey
By Gubi, Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Berkeley, CA
The iconic Grasshopper Floor Lamp was first produced in 1947 by the feminine pioneer Greta M. Grossman. The unique tripod stand of the Grasshopper Floor Lamp is tilted backward and g...
Category

20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

"Grasshopper" Floor Lamp, Greta Magnusson-Grossman, Sweden, 1950s
By Bergboms, Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Stockholm, SE
“Grasshopper” floor lamp by Greta Magnusson-Grossman. Made from lacquered metal with amazing lines and proportions. Original black lacquer.
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Grasshopper' Floor Lamp in Warm Gray
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman, Gubi
Located in Glendale, CA
Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Grasshopper' floor lamp in warm gray. Designed in 1947 by Grossman, this is an authorized re-edition by GUBI of Denmark who meticulously reproduces her work...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel, Brass

Greta Grossman Grasshopper Floor Lamp, Jet Black
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The iconic Grasshopper Floor Lamp was first produced in 1947 by the feminine pioneer Greta M. Grossman. The unique tripod stand of the Grasshopper Floor Lamp is tilted backward and g...
Category

20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Greta Grossman "Grasshopper" Floor Lamp
By Ralph O. Smith, Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designed by Swedish-American designer Greta Grossman for Ralph O. Smith, c.1947, USA. The lamp offers a minimalist design with a brick red enameled metal body. The cone shaped spun a...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Enamel, Metal, Aluminum

Greta Grossman Grasshopper Floor Lamp, Aspen Yellow
By Gubi, Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Berkeley, CA
The iconic Grasshopper Floor Lamp was first produced in 1947 by the feminine pioneer Greta M. Grossman. The unique tripod stand of the Grasshopper Floor Lamp is tilted backward and g...
Category

20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Greta Grossman Grasshopper Floor Lamp, Andorra Red
By Gubi, Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Berkeley, CA
The iconic Grasshopper Floor Lamp was first produced in 1947 by the feminine pioneer Greta M. Grossman. The unique tripod stand of the Grasshopper Floor Lamp is tilted backward and g...
Category

20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Floor Lamp “Grasshopper” Model G-33 Designed by Greta Magnusson Grossman
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Stockholm, SE
Designed by Greta Magnusson Grossman for Bergboms, Sweden, 1950’s. Lacquered metal. Rare blue colour. Marked ‘G-33 BERGBOMS’. H: 124 cm / 4' 3/4'' W: 38 cm / 15'' D: 42...
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Grasshopper' Floor Lamp in Anthracite Gray
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman, Gubi
Located in Glendale, CA
Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Grasshopper' floor lamp in anthracite gray. Designed in 1947 by Grossman, this is an authorized re-edition by GUBI of Denmark who meticulously reproduces he...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel, Brass

Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Grasshopper' Floor Lamp in Dusty Blue
By Gubi, Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Glendale, CA
Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Grasshopper' floor lamp in dusty blue. Designed in 1947 by Grossman, this is an authorized re-edition by GUBI of Denmark who meticulously reproduces her wor...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass, Aluminum, Steel

Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Grasshopper' Floor Lamp in Red
By Gubi, Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Glendale, CA
Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Grasshopper' floor lamp in red. Designed in 1947 by Grossman, this is an authorized re-edition by GUBI of Denmark who meticulously reproduces her work with ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel, Brass

Greta Magnusson Grossman "Grasshopper / G-33" Lamp in Grey for Bergboms, 1950s
By Bergboms, Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare "Grasshopper / G-33" lamp in light grey designed by Greta Magnusson Grossman and produced by Bergboms, Sweden in the 1950s. The lamp is in original condition with patina and sig...
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Greta Magnusson Grossman "Grasshopper / G-33" Lamp in Grey for Bergboms, 1950s
By Bergboms, Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare "Grasshopper / G-33" lamp in light grey color designed by Greta Magnusson Grossman and produced by Bergboms, Sweden in the 1950s. The lamp is in original condition with patina a...
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Greta Magnusson Grossman "Grasshopper" Floor Lamp for Bergboms, Sweden, 1947
By Bergboms, Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Utrecht, NL
Greta Magnusson Grossman’s 1947 design, the “Gräshoppa” or the “G-33” model is among the most recognizable and known floor lamps of Scandinavian Modernism. Its signature appearance i...
Category

Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Floor Lamp, Model Grasshopper, Designed by Greta Magnusson Grossman
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in New York, NY
Floor lamp, model grasshopper, designed by Greta Magnusson Grossman, 1947-1948, produced by and marked Bergboms. Adjustable lampshade. Switch on the shade.   
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Greta Grossman Grasshopper Floor Lamp, Warm Grey
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The iconic Grasshopper Floor Lamp was first produced in 1947 by the feminine pioneer Greta M. Grossman. The unique tripod stand of the Grasshopper Floor Lamp is tilted backward and g...
Category

20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Greta Grossman Grasshopper Floor Lamp, Warm Grey
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The iconic grasshopper floor lamp was first produced in 1947 by the feminine Pioneer Greta M. Grossman. The unique tripod Stand of the grasshopper floor lamp is tilted backward and g...
Category

20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

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