Lampe Gras from David Village Lighting
Founded in 1921 Bernard-Albin GRAS designed a series of lamps for use in offices and in industrial environments. The original GRAS lamp, as it was named after its creator, was surprisingly simple, robust and very ergonomic design. The functional aesthetic and design of details such as the arms, stems, brackets and bases were truly original and far ahead of its time. Early on Le Corbusier was seduced by the modern design and user-friendliness of the lamps and became one of Bernard-Albin GRAS’s most enthusiastic supporters using the lamps in his own offices as well as employing them in numerous architectural projects all over the world.
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Lampe Gras - Le mobilier de Gras
Founder of Lampe Gras, Bernard-Albin Gras never designed furniture; his passion was for lamps for use in offices and industrial environments.
So what is Le mobilier de Gras? Translated into English it means the Gras range of furniture.
It’s the start of something new for Lampe Gras yet is in keeping with their traditional designs.
The collection has been designed to serve the person who is using it, focusing on it being functional, resistant and serviceable.
Similar to Lampe Gras traditional designs the furniture range can be deflective from its original function. For example the Plug and Dream can become a welcome to an entrance and the Plug and Work can become a freestanding counter prefect for drinks.
Designed to stand the test of time and wear but not to show its age, the Le mobilier de Gras range is created using simple but solid materials; steel, wood and rubber.
To view the new Le mobilier de Gras range click here!
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Lampe Gras and a Collection to rave about – MANTIS
Designer Bernard Schottlander was born in 1924 in Mainz, Germany and in 1939 he moved to England. After learning to weld whilst serving with the British Army in India, Schottlander began a successful career in the design industry. In the late 1950’s he established a workshop in north London and soon after in 1951 Schottlander created the ‘MANTIS’ series of lamps.
Movement is intrinsic to the collection with a clever system of counterweights combined with strong and flexible metals bars. The shade is unique. Like an acrobat suspended mid-air, it is made from aluminium using spinning and chasing techniques that are part of the metalworker’s inventory of skills. Schottlander has brought his sculptors eye to create a helical movement in which the symmetrical and asymmetrical are in opposition.
The Mantis collection is formed of table, floor, wall and ceiling Lamps.
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In April’s edition of Elle Decoration they feature their second volume of the Essential Kitchen Guide.
The kitchen is seen as the heart of the home, a vitial room that’s décor can often be forgotten. The Kitchen guide from Elle Decoration gives you inspiration whether you are planning a full renovation or simply updating a few elements.
Below is a collection of lighting which Elle Decoration has picked out to help you create the perfect kitchen.
|Tags:||Bestlite, David Village Lighting, Elle Decoration, Flos, Foscarini, Interior Design, Kitchen, Lampe Gras, Lighting, Muuto, Original BTC|
On the 11th of Febaury the David Village Lighting team headed to Sweden to explore the Stockholm Furniture and Lighting Fair 2017 . Whilst there we saw the lastest designs by some of the brands we work with, helping us to learn more about their new products.
Below is a photo diary featuring the brands we saw and their beautiful displays.
|Tags:||Anglepoise, David Village Lighting, Fabbian, Foscarini, Gubi, Hay, Interior Design, Lampe Gras, Lighting, Light Years, Louis Poulsen, Luceplan, Marset, Muuto, New designs, Orsjo, Secto, Stockholm, Stockholm Furniture and lighting Fair, Sweden|
In March’s issue of Elle Decoration Editor Michelle Ogundehin discusses the idea of grey being the new neutral. Over the last few years neutrals have turned their connotations from boring dull shades to now express high end style. In the mist of that, grey is also now going against the ideas of being an old age, cold colour and is now one which is seen to easily fit into your interior giving you a step up from whites and neutrals.
|Tags:||Artemide, Beslite, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Elle Decoration, Flos, Foscarini, Grey, Gubi, Interior Design, Lampe Gras, Lighting, Light Years, Louis Poulsen, Neutral, oluce, &traditon|
This month’s edition of Livingetc looks at ways to max your space and shows off the latest design trends which are set to make a big impact in 2017. Above we’ve picked out our brands designs which are featured in the issue.
Click on the link below to view!
|Tags:||David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Featured, Flos, Interior Design, Kartell, Lampe Gras, Light Years, Living etc, Original BTC, Trends|
Spruce Up Your Bedroom This Winter
As winter is approaching there’s no better time to give your bedroom a little spruce up and make it the perfect cosy hideaway this winter. Whether you prefer the more classic look or want to modernise your space we have the perfect light for you.
Below we have a collection of some of our favourite table lights perfect for the bedroom!
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Bedroom, David Village Lighting, Flos, Foscarini, Inspiration, Interior Design, Lampe Gras, Light Years, Louis Poulsen, Marset, Santa & Cole, Secto|
ELLE Decoration September is full of ideas and inspiration to get your home ready for the new season. They feature some of world’s most beautiful homes and glorious garden all bursting with decorating tips, tricks and advice. The lights featured are a range of beautifully classic designs such as the beloved Flos Arco and the Margaret Howell Anglepoise range.
View all of this months featured products by clicking below
|Tags:||Anglepoise, AXO, David Village Lighting, Desgin, Elle Decoration, Flos, Gubi, Interior, Lampe Gras, Muuto, September, Verpan, Vibia|
Elle Decoration August looks at the ‘Big Trends’ of the next 6 months. One of their highlighted trends is the look of origami featuring the ‘Perch’ light made with delicate illuminated paper birds by Moooi. Another trend mentioned is symmetry; this timeless look effortlessly creates a stylish feel to any room in the home.
Visit all of this months featured trend products online by clicking below
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|Tags:||David Village Lighting, Desgin, Elle Decoration, Flos, Interior, Lampe Gras, Lighting, Moooi, Santa&Cole, &Tradition|
In this months Elle Decoration the focus is on summer living. This issue is set to help you spruce up your home with the latest trends and make both your home and garden the perfect scene for summer.
View all of this months featured products by clicking the links below!
|Tags:||Artemide, Bestlite, David Village Light, Elle Decoration, Flos, Gubi, Lampe Gras, Moooi|
Our Favourite New Products This Month!
Designed by Joana Bover the beautiful SIAM lamp has an oriental feel with its clean yet stylish hand-wrapped ribbon design available in red, white or cream. The lamp can be grouped in number of formations in turn creating an elegant impact of suspended light.
The Luceplan Mesh is a suspension lamp offering multiple lighting scenarios for personalisation and functional performance. The lightweight, almost transparent structure is composed of a network of metal cables with the LED’s positioned at their intersections .The structure of the lamp allows freedom in the control of the lights: the intensity can be adjusted, and its possible to choose which sections to illuminate.
Original BTC Titian
The titian is an original 1940s design, frequently seen in factories and industrial units of the period. There is also an option for the titian with an etched glass visor which helps prevent glare and provides a softer, more diffused light.
The Prandina Zerodieci Suspension S7 is a suspended lamp perfect for diffused lighting. With a matt white painted ceiling rose the lamp offers a sleek and simple yet stylish design, perfect for the home. With an opal white blown glass diffuser the lamp is available with an Eco or LED option.
Lampe Gras Nº411 Floor
The Lampe Gras Nº411 floor lamp is perfect to use for reading and rooms suited for directed light. The lamp is created with wonderful proportions and an adjustable design which thanks to its double-elbow allows it to be rotated twice through 340°.
Santa&Cole Arne Domas
The Santa & Cole Arne Domas Hanging Lamp is both urban and elegant featuring a LED spotlight, designed in house by the Santa & Cole team. It is the expression of cutting-edge technology in its most natural form and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use with an IP 55 rating.
Artuo Alvarez Temp Vivace
The Arturo Alvarez Tempo Vivace is a pendant lamp made with painted stainless steel mesh. This material, crafted in fine pleats, forms two overlapped layers that create two different soft flowing effects.
Anglepoise Original 1227 Giant Brass Wall
Sophisticated brass detailing on the fittings and fasteners, an engraved brass fork block logo badge and a carefully chosen five-shade colour palette makes the Original 1227 Giant Brass wall mounted lamp a serious investment piece. The articulated arm provides total flexibility, allowing smaller spaces to enjoy some over-sized chic.
Vibia Mayfair Floor/ Suspension
The Mayfair lamps are a Diego Fortunato design. The entire Mayfair collection incorporates LED lighting and comes in various finishes: Green or Orange, Graphite or White and Gold or Copper.
Wästberg W151 Extra Large Pendant
The Wästberg W151 Extra Large Pendant is based on the most basic of geometrical shapes, the cone. The lamp comes in three variations: the tall and narrow, the conical and the coolie. All three are super-sized, pushing the limits of manufactured spun aluminium, yet it will still fit through a normal doorframe.
With these new products comes more so keep your eyes peeled for the latest designs!
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NEW BRAND AVAILABLE - Lampe Gras
We are very pleased to announce that we are now official dealers of Lampe Gras Lighting. Established in 1921, Lampe Gras was founded after Bernard-Albin GRAS designed a series of lamps for use in offices and in industrial environments.
The GRAS lamp, as it was subsequently called, was astounding in its simple, robust and yet very ergonomic design. There are neither screws nor welded joints in the basic form.
For the first time in history, a lamp was equally popular in professional as well as in residential applications. Today, the GRAS lamp has become a sought after collector’s item all over the world and Bernard-Albin Gras’s talent and visionary designs has proven to be timeless.
Their Collections incorporate the original design and introduce a modern touch with coloured shades and most recently new copper and raw copper shade options.
Lampe Gras offer a wide range of interior and exterior lights perfect for both lighting projects and domestic interiors. We already have some of the most popular Collections by Lampe Gras available online. For any requests please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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