Large Rispal 'Praying Mantis' Sculptural Floor Lamp in American Walnut.


The iconic model #14.950 was originally designed in 1950 by François Rispal. This newly produced authorized re-edition is executed in richly grained American walnut with a signed "Rispal" brass detail where the body and legs intersect. The shade is made from pleated cellulose acetate, consistent with the original material, and ingeniously shaped through a unique process developed by the Rispal house in the 1950s. Made in France using many of the same small-scale manufacturing techniques, scrupulous attention to detail, materials, and craftsmanship as the original.


The avant-gardism of Rispal is exemplified by the Praying Mantis, a name actually coined over the years by antique dealers and decorators. The 'Praying Mantis' has become a timeless and sculptural icon of the golden age of French design much sought after by collectors in the know. The Rispal brand was recently relaunched by Douglas Mont, a respected artist, lighting designer, and passionate Rispal collector. After years of assiduous research and experimentation, he relaunched Rispal with the help of Clément Bergès and Georgette Rispal, daughter of the company founder, reviving iconic designs from the golden age of French furniture.


Compatible with US electrical with cloth cord and US wall plug. Accommodates 4x LED bulbs (included). Not UL listed. UL listing possible from an authorized 3rd party vendor for an additional fee. Please note only one representative example is shown in the images. Woodgrain varies from item to item due to the organic nature of the material. More images are available upon request.

Large Rispal 'Praying Mantis' Sculptural Floor Lamp in American Walnut

SKU: M3082
  • CREATOR: Rispal (Maker)

    DIMENSIONS: Height: 64 in. (162.56 cm), Width: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm), Depth: 16 in. (40.64 cm)

    STYLE: Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)



    PERIOD: 21st Century


    PRODUCTION  TYPE: New & Custom (Re-Edition)