Bernard-Albin Gras

Bernard-Albin Gras

Bernard-Albin Gras was born into a love of design as the son of a draftsman in Saint-Raphaël, France. His passion for improving working conditions for ordinary labourers led him to engineering and inventing. With these prolific ideas, Gras registered dozens of patents, including one for “Lampe Gras” in 1921. Gras’s ground-breaking designs were easy to move around and perform tasks with. The Lampe Gras collection of designer industrial lamps soon became a commercial hit! Also, famously, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (Le Corbusier) praised the designs. He even uses them in his own architectural projects. For Le Corbusier Lampe Gras was form and function in perfect balance. He would lead a wave of other early adopters that included Eileen Gray, Robert Mallet-Stevens and many more famous designers of the early century…

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