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Grasshopper Floor Lamp
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Grasshopper Floor Lamp

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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.


Greta Magnusson Grossman Grasshopper Floor Lamp

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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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass, Aluminum, Steel

Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Grasshopper' Floor Lamp in Anthracite Gray
By Gubi, Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Glendale, CA
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Grasshopper' Floor Lamp in Oyster White
By Gubi, Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Glendale, CA
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Grasshopper' Floor Lamp in White
By Gubi, Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Glendale, CA
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Grasshopper' Floor Lamp in Red
By Gubi, Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Glendale, CA
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Grasshopper' Floor Lamp in Yellow
By Gubi, Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Glendale, CA
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Grasshopper' Floor Lamp in Black
By Gubi, Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Glendale, CA
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Greta Magnusson Grossman 'Grasshopper' Floor Lamp in Warm Gray
By Gubi, Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Glendale, CA
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Greta Magnusson Grossman "Grasshopper" Floor Lamp for Bergboms, Sweden, 1947
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman, Bergboms
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...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Rare Greta M. Grossman Dining Table for Glenn of California
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman, Glenn of California
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dining table designed by Greta M. Grossman for Glenn of California in the United States circa 1950’s. This extraordinary dining has been newly refinished by our team of experts. The ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Iron

Greta M. Grossman Desk with Pencil Box for Glenn of California
By Glenn of California, Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fantastic Desk designed by Greta M. Grossman for Glenn of California in the United States in 1952. This beautiful desk features a walnut wood construction with a glossy black lamin...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Iron

Greta M. Grossman "Grasshopper” Floor Lamp for Ralph O. Smith
By Ralph O. Smith, Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The iconic “Grasshopper” floor lamp designed by Greta M. Grossman for Ralph O. Smith in the United States in 1947. An extraordinary design that maintains all original components to p...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass, Metal

Greta Magnusson Mid-Century Modern Black Metal "Grasshopper" Floor Lamp
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Floor lamp designed by Greta Magnusson Grossman in Sweden, circa 1947. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. The lamp...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, 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.   
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Cobra Wall Lamp, Hard Wired, Black
By Gubi, Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Berkeley, CA
The distinctive cobra wall lamp is designed by Greta M. Grossman in the 1950s, taking its name from the oval shade, playfully resembling the snake’s hood. Greta M. Grossman’s delicat...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and ...

Materials

Aluminum

Greta Grossman Grasshopper Floor Lamp, Warm 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

21st Century and Contemporary 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

21st Century and Contemporary Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Greta Grossman Grasshopper Floor Lamp - Vintage 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

21st Century and Contemporary Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Greta Grossman Grasshopper Floor Lamp, Warm 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

21st Century and Contemporary Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

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

21st Century and Contemporary Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Greta Grossman Grasshopper Floor Lamp, Oyster White
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

21st Century and Contemporary Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

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

21st Century and Contemporary Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Greta Grossman Grasshopper Floor Lamp, Jet Black
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

21st Century and Contemporary Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

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