Greta Magnusson Grossman, USA, 1949
This wall or ceiling version of Greta Magnusson Grossman’s famous Cobra lamp was made by Ralph O. Smith and initially sold at Barker Brothers. With the success of Grossman’s designs, however, the father-and-son team based in Burbank grew to be a retailer in its own right. The lamp was then advertised as a direct partnership between Ralph O. Smith Modern Lamps and Fixtures, and Magnusson Grossman Design. Originally called Fixture No. 905, this model Cobra could be swiveled to a vertical position for indirect light or to light wall works, or turned downwards to serve as a desk light.
"Cobra" wall-mounted lamp in aluminum and steel, original paint in excellent condition. Designed for Ralph O. Smith.