50s Jean Rispal floorlamp “Praying Mantis” for Rispal France

4,150.00

50s Jean Rispal floorlamp “Praying Mantis” for Rispal France

4,150.00

Designer
Jean Rispal
Manufacturer
Rispal France
Period
1950s
Origin
France
Material
original celloid hood, Walnut
Color
orange
Code
04020920VV
Condition
Good and working condition, consistent with age and use.
Dimensions
Ø 30cm hood, 64cm (w) x 66cm (d) x 160cm (h)
WS
A - B
Price
€ 4.150,- | $ 4.875,-
Comment
See writing below.

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 In official Rispal historical documents it is mentioned that the design has been inspired by the dynamic form of the insect from which the piece owes its name, it features an arched body that comes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.

Rispal named this iconic design for more than one eason after the praying mantis insect. First, as mentioned, inspired by form. Second he wanted to design a lamp that was not only functional but also a sculptural object of art, even when it is not in function. And finally he wanted to design not just a lamp but a light object with a serene atmosphere that makes calm.

Original condition, renewed wiring. Mentioned in: 1000 lights 1879 to 1959, Taschen page 419. Highly exclusive floorlamp.

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