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Acrobates de Gras
pendants


design 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. 

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)

Lamp bodies (without lampshade)

Gras 322
240 >> 204

Gras 323
265 >> 225.25

Gras 324
450 >> 382.50

Gras 325
765 >> 650.25

Gras 326
1335 >> 1134.75

Gras 327
1470 >> 1249.50

Lampshades

glassball shades

Oculist shade

Ø175 mm
62 >> 52.70

oculist chrome
75 >> 63.75

Ø250 mm
75 >> 63.75

Round shade

round L black Ø170 mm
62 >> 52.70

round L red Ø170 mm
62 >> 52.70

round XL black Ø220 mm
125 >> 106.25

round XL red Ø220 mm
125 >> 106.25

round L yellow Ø170 mm
62 >> 52.70

round L blue Ø170 mm
62 >> 52.70

round XL yellow Ø220 mm
125 >> 106.25

round XL blue Ø220 mm
125 >> 106.25

round L copper / copper inside
Ø170 mm
125 >> 106.25

round L copper / white inside
Ø170 mm
125 >> 106.25

round L raw copper / raw copper inside
Ø170 mm
125 >> 106.25

round L raw copper / white inside
Ø170 mm
125 >> 106.25

round XL raw copper / raw copper inside
Ø220 mm
189>> 160.65

round XL raw copper / white inside
Ø220 mm
189>> 160.65

round L black / copper inside
Ø170 mm
125 >> 106.25

round L brass
Ø170 mm
125 >> 106.25

round L white / copper inside
Ø170 mm
125 >> 106.25

Conic shades

conic L black Ø260 mm
75 >> 63.75

conic L red Ø260 mm
75 >> 63.75

conic XL black Ø320 mm
139 >> 118.15

conic XL red Ø320 mm
139 >> 118.15

conic L yellow Ø260 mm
75 >> 63.75

conic L blue Ø260 mm
75 >> 63.75

conic XL yellow Ø320 mm
139 >> 118.15

conic L copper / copper inside
Ø260 mm
199 >> 169.15

conic L copper / white inside
Ø260 mm
199 >> 169.15

conic L raw copper / raw copper inside
Ø260 mm
199 >> 169.15

conic L raw copper / white inside
Ø260 mm
199 >> 169.15

conic XL raw copper / raw copper inside
Ø320 mm
275>> 233.75

conic XL raw copper / white inside
Ø320 mm
275>> 233.75

conic L black / copper inside
Ø260 mm
199 >> 169.15

conic L brass
Ø260 mm
199 >> 169.15

conic L white / copper inside
Ø260 mm
199 >> 169.15

Connection accessories (optional)

AC1 electrical connecting terminal

4 possible connections, Ø9 cm

AC1
38 €

AC3 connection accessory, L12 x D9 cm

4 possible connections + 2 pendants

AC3
88 €

AC2 electrical wire

50 cm or 1 m

AC2 - 50 cm
13 €

AC2 - 100 cm
25 €

Installation examples

>> without accessory

>> with AC1 and/or AC2 connectors

>> with AC3 connector

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.

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.

Gras Lamp, early 20th century

N°411 Gras Lamp, New York in the 70’s

Henri Matisse & the Gras Lamp