50s Jean Rispal Floorlamp ‘Praying Mantis’ For Rispal France

50s Jean Rispal Floorlamp ‘Praying Mantis’ For Rispal France


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This iconic and graphic ‘praying mantis’ floor Lamp was realized by the esteemed French designer Jean Rispal circa 1950. Inspired by the dynamic form of the insect from which the piece owes its name, it features an arched body that comes to a fine point with an amorphic nodule towards its apex, all realized in ebonized walnut. The lamp rests on three curved and tapered legs. And has the rare and original celloid made hood in orange. This material divides the light amazingly beautiful.

Rispal named this iconic design for more than one eason after the praying mantis insect. First, as mentioned, inspired by form. Second he wanted to design a lamp that was not only functional but also a sculptural object of art, even when it is not in function. And finally he wanted to design not just a lamp but a light object with a serene atmosphere that makes calm.

Original condition, renewed wiring. Mentioned in: 1000 lights 1879 to 1959, Taschen page 419. Highly exclusive floorlamp.


W34.0 x H162.0 x D48.0 cm



Wear condition



Jean Rispal


Rispal France

Date of manufacture


Place of origin



Mid 20th Century


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