**Iconic design klaxon**
I’m constantly learning about all things design through my interiors projects, endless research and writing. When something out there in ‘interior design land’ really resonates with me, I kind of have to share it with you guys. It’s like the law.
Today, it’s the Lampe Gras light.
You might not have heard of Bernard-Albin Gras, but you will have certainly seen his lighting before if you’re an interiors lover like moi. In fact i’ve put a little Pinterest board together to show you his designs in action. Take a look.
Gras designed the La Lampe Gras light in 1921, making the design so very nearly 100 years old today. I hope I look as sleek, relevant and desirable when i’m a centenarian. Idolised by interior designers and architects worldwide (and little ole me in Leeds), La Lampe Gras combines a timeless aesthetic with genius engineering making it a much coveted design classic.
I’ve admired these lights from afar for ages, never really thinking I’d actually be able to own one of my very own. Although I have managed to get very close to one in the past…. If you’ve got a keen eye and a good memory, you may remember me using a wall light inspired by the Lampe Gras lights in the Eclectic Living Room project earlier this year.
Inspired by La Lampe Gras DCW 214
It’s hard to believe these lamps have been around since 1921 isn’t it? The design is timeless. Ya know, like a Chanel. And finally I get to have and enjoy my own piece of design history. I can’t tell you how excited I am to have a Lampe Gras light fitted in our soon to be new bathroom. (Catch up on all things bathroom here).
Thanks to Houseology, our very own Lampe Gras arrived a couple of weeks ago and I was blown away by the quality. Every inch of it feels beautifully solid and purposeful. It’s certainly an investment but something I know will cause me to raise a smile every time I walk into our new bathroom.
So yeah, today's been pretty crap. The obvious world shaking news. My little boy has got tonsillitis. And the weather has been pretty gak. But this arrived today from @thehouseologists. Almost 6 weeks before expected so a little smile was mustered around lunchtime. A Lampe Gras light for our soon to be new bathroom. Design classic. #swoon
Why don’t you take a look at Houseology at the rest of the Lampe Gras designs? In fact, have a good look around the rest of their site as you could be in with a chance of winning a £100 gift card to spend in their online store. Just in time for Christmas too. Yeeha!
All you’ve got to do is leave a comment below letting me know which piece you’d treat yourself to with that £100. Will it be some new lighting, a piece of furniture, some new cosy textiles in time for winter? Maybe you’ll find something much coveted like I did….
The competition is open until midnight on Wednesday 14th December.
Here’s how to:
- Leave a comment below letting me know what item you’d love to have from Houseology
- Leave your comment before midnight on Wednesday 14th December
- Keep an eye on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram where I will be announcing who the lucky winner is on Thursday 15th December.
Good luck everyone!
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This prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for monetary value. No cash alternatives to the stated prize will be offered. Winner must claim their prize within 30 working days or it will be forfeit and the competition redrawn. UK entrants only.