B-4 Table Lamp
The B-4 Table Lamp by Greta M. Grossman was designed in 1945 and bears her whimsical and powerful signature style. With playful angles and geometric elements, the table lamp is characterized by its colourful and movable visors allowing light to diffuse softly around any table it stands on. Equally relevant today as when first introduced, the lamp fits effortlessly into almost any environment, adding a dash of American Modernism panache to the room.
The silhouette of the B-4 Table Lamp, with its stilt base and alternating colour panels, resembles some of Greta M. Grossman’s most iconic architecture more than any other design item from her career. Typically, her houses were perched high up on stilts with cantilevered decks and walls of glass to take in the magnificent views – and with aesthetic elegance the B-4 Table Lamp beautifully reflects her modernist design principles.
As a personal favourite, the B-4 Table Lamp was chosen to be part of the furnishing to decorate the living room in Grossman’s own home in Beverly Hills, California. The lamp was Greta M. Grossman’s 4th product for the Swedish manufacturer Bergboms, therefore the name B-4.
Size (cm): H 21; W 15