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Rispal "Mantis" Floor Lamp

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Manufacturer: Rispal

Designer: Jean Rispal (1920-1966)

Period/style: Mid Century Modernist (1950)

Country: France

Material: Teak and plastic

Size: H: 160 cm (63 inches)

Details and Condition:: Iconic in its kind, this Rispal 'praying mantis' tripod teak base floor lamp is a beautiful and classic piece, with a rare to find original bubble shade. The lamp with its sculptural, zoomorphic mahogany frame, designed, circa 1950. This model is inspired by the work of artist Jean (Hans) Arp and is described in “1000 lights 1879 to 1959” by Taschen on page 419. Jean Rispal is known for his biomorphic lightings inspired by Scandinavian design and Charles Eames for his organic forms, His creations have entered the history of international design, including this religious Mantis floor lamp is now considered one of the most beautiful creations of 1950s French lightings.