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1950s Jean Rispal Floorlamp “Praying Mantis” for Rispal France

$5,139.81Asking Price


This iconic and graphic ‘praying mantis’ floor Lamp was realized by the esteemed French designer Jean Rispal circa 1950 though it is never confirmed that Jean really made the design. In official Rispal historical documents it is mentioned that the design has been inspired by the dynamic form of the insect from which the piece owes its name, it features an arched body that comes to a fine point with an amorphic nodule towards its apex, all realized in ebonized walnut. The lamp rests on three curved and tapered legs. And has the rare and original celloid made hood in orange. This material divides the light amazingly beautiful.


  • Creator
    Jean Rispal (Designer),Rispal (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 63 in. (160 cm)Width: 25.2 in. (64 cm)Depth: 25.99 in. (66 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1950
  • Condition
    Rewired: The lamp had 1950s fabric wiring which is not allowed to sell anymore. The previous owner changed the wiring with new wiring that exactly fits the lamp. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Amstelveen, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 04020920VV1stDibs: LU2600120825662

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  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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