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Acrobates de Gras pendants

Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

The Acrobates de Gras offer a clever evolution of the classic Gras lamps: they are based not only on the same lampshades, but also on the same adjustability to any volume thanks to inter-connectable cables instead of the traditional articulated arm. 

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

Light sources the Acrobates de Gras are available in 6 versions with 1, 2, 3, 6 or 7 light sources (E27 sockets)

Lampshades a large range of lampshades is available to create even more options

Connect your Acrobates the Acrobates de Gras can be connected to create an infinity of compositions (use our configurator)
Warranty 2 years

Acrobate Gras 322
(lampshade to be purchased separately)

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

*** 5 m wires available on demand

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

see the available lampshades

Acrobate Gras 323
(lampshade to be purchased separately)

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

*** 5 m wires available on demand

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

see the available lampshades

Acrobate Gras 324
(lampshade to be purchased separately)

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

*** 5 m wires available on demand

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

see the available lampshades

Acrobate Gras 325
(lampshade to be purchased separately)

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

*** 5 m wires available on demand

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

see the available lampshades

Acrobate Gras 326
(lampshade to be purchased separately)

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

*** 5 m wires available on demand

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

see the available lampshades

Acrobate Gras 327
(lampshade to be purchased separately)

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

*** 5 m wires available on demand

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

see the available lampshades

Lampshades

Glassball shade
for E27 socket

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

Ø175 mm

Ø250 mm

Round shade
for E27 socket

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

Black Round L Ø170 mm

Red Round L Ø170 mm

Black Round XL Ø220 mm

Red Round XL Ø220 mm

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

Yellow Round L Ø170 mm

Blue Round L Ø170 mm

Yellow Round XL Ø220 mm

Blue Round XL Ø220 mm

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

Copper / Copper inside Round L Ø170 mm

Copper / White inside Round L Ø170 mm

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

Raw copper / Raw copper inside Round L Ø170 mm

Raw copper / White inside Round L Ø170 mm

Raw copper / Raw copper inside Round XL Ø220 mm

Raw copper / White inside Round XL Ø220 mm

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

Black / Copper inside Round L Ø170 mm

Brass Round L Ø170 mm

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

White / Copper inside Round L Ø170 mm

Conic shade
for E27 socket

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

Black Conic L Ø260 mm

Red Conic L Ø260 mm

Black Conic XL Ø320 mm

Red Conic XL Ø320 mm

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

Yellow Conic L Ø260 mm

Blue Conic L Ø260 mm

Yellow Conic XL Ø320 mm

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

Copper / Copper inside Conic L Ø260 mm

Copper / White inside Conic L Ø260 mm

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

Raw copper / Raw copper inside Conic L Ø260 mm

Raw copper / White inside Conic L Ø260 mm

Raw copper / Raw copper inside Conic XL Ø320 mm

Raw copper / White inside Conic XL Ø320 mm

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

Black / Copper inside Conic L Ø260 mm

Brass Conic L Ø260 mm

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

White / Copper inside Conic L Ø260 mm

Connection accessories (optional)

AC1 electrical connecting terminal

4 possible connections, Ø9 cm

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

AC1

AC3 connection accessory, L12 x D9 cm

4 possible connections + 2 pendants

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

AC3

AC2 electrical wire

50 cm or 1 m

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

AC2 – 50 cm

AC2 – 100 cm

Installation examples

without accessory

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

with AC1 and/or AC2 connectors

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

with AC3 connector

Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921
Acrobates de Gras pendants Bernard-Albin Gras, 1921

Bernard-Albin Gras & The Gras Lamps

Bernard-Albin Gras & les Lampes Gras

In 1921, 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. In 1927 the Ravel company purchased the patent and started production of the GRAS lamps.

Bernard-Albin Gras was one of the most innovative designer of the 20th century. The functional esthetic of his lamps and especially the design of details such as those of the arms, stems, brackets and bases were truly original and far ahead of his 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.

Others such as Robert Mallet-Stevens, Jacques Emile Ruhlmann and Eileen Gray followed this trend as well. Furthermore, such well-known artists as Sonia Delaunay and Georges Braque also used these lamps in their studios. For the first time in history, a lamp was equally popular in professional as well as in residential applications. Bernard-Albin Gras’ talented and visionary design has proven to be timeless.

Bernard-Albin Gras & The Gras Lamps

Gras Lamp, early 21st century

Le Corbusier and N°201 Gras Lamp,

in his offices located rue de Sèvres in Paris

Georges Braque & N°201 Gras Lamp

As several designs that marked their time, the Gras Lamp is the fruit of the technical ingenuity of a french engineer, Bernard-Albin Gras, who created a wide collection of workshop lamps in 1921.

They are made with a particularly ingenious articulation system, without screws or welding, which made it particularly reliable and practical. Gifted with an aesthetic sense, Bernard-Albin Gras was able to highlight his invention by clean functional lines, which seduced many designers such as Le Corbusier, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Jacques Ruhlmann, Eileen Gray, Sonia Delaunay, or Georges Braque.

Thus the Gras Lamp soon found itself brought to the level of design object, present in the four corners of the world, whether it be in private interiors, workshops painter or architecture studios. The Gras Lamp – having become hard to find, and favoured by collectors in Europe, the US and Japan – has been carefully republished since 2008 by the french brand DCW editions, owners of the exclusive rights inherited from Bernard-Albin Gras.

Henri Matisse & the Gras Lamp 

N°411 Gras Lamp, New York in the 70’s

Gras Lamp, early 20th century