With various lampshade options, the 122 Wall Light is a wonderful piece from the archives of DCW Editions’ Lampe Gras collection.
The formidable legacy of Gras, one of the great industrial designers to have worked in lighting is on full display here, with the piece featuring an uncomplicated arm that allows for a semi-static sense of poise. The 122 suits a wide range of settings, from traditional to contemporary, with its rich sense of heritage making it a beautifully understated conversation piece.
Bernard-Albin Gras was one of the most innovative designers of the 20th century. The functional esthetic of his lamps and especially the design of details such as 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.