The Les Acrobates de Gras series runs in tandem with DCW Editions' Lampe Gras range, and drawers its aesthetic inspiration from the same influences of the industrial workplace. Gras' designs have truly stood the test of the time, and remain popular some 100 years on from their introduction. The 323 Suspension Light is a simple and elegant piece, which sees one of the iconic Gras lamp shades suspended from a ceiling via a pair of uncomplicated wires. Whether on its own or clustered in a pair, the Les Acrobates de Gras 323 is a stylish and impactful lighting solution.
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.