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About praying mantises and fishing poles: rare original lamps from the 50s

The famous praying mantis lamp is a French design by Jean Rispal from 1950. This lamp, also known as the ‘mante religieuse’ lamp, is inspired by the shapes of a praying mantis.

The stand is made of walnut and the lampshade is made of pleated rhodoid. Each praying mantis lamp has a different shade. Jean Arp’s abstract organic shapes were also an inspiration for this design.

The fishing pole lamp is a Danish design by Svend Aage Holm Sørensen from the 1950s. The stand with a metal base is made of teak and has copper connectors.

As ‘the catch of the day’, the shades of the ‘fishing pole’ lamp are different in shape and size.

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