Grace a sideboard, desk or library table with N°205 from Bernard-Albin’s visionary Gras series. The circa-1921 adjustable lamp retains a timeless appeal with its straightforward lines and prescient ergonomics, assembled without screws or welded joints in the basic form. Championed in its day by the likes of Le Corbusier, Jacques Emile Ruhlmann and Eileen Gray, this modernist essential comes in a range of decorative metal finishes.
- 15.4" h x 7.9" w (39x20cm)
- Round shade: 5.5" h x 5.5" dia (14x14cm)
- ETL listed
- Integrated LED
“All of our lighting can travel from Jules Verne’s world to the Blade Runner world,” says Frédéric Winkler, who, along with cofounder Philippe Cater, debuted Paris-based DCW Éditions in 2008. Timelessness guides their mission, beginning with the re-edition of the 1921 Lampe Gras created by Bernard-Albin Gras. One of the first articulated lamps, it would find its way into the studios of Le Corbusier, Sonia Delaunay and Henri Matisse, and has been a standout ever since.
Nostalgia is not what animates Editions DCW, however, but rather a search for elusive and enduring offerings that span generations. Look no further than the introductions from current design leaders Bertrand Balas and architects Dominique Perrault and Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost. Their new work share a measure of innovation and an artistic countenance that rises above the temporary vagaries of fashion. “Everyone has their own story to tell,” says Winkler of his stable of designers. “Strong characters with a deep and thick soul. That's why their lamps are interesting.”