The Praying Mantis

The Praying Mantis


Designed by the Rispal in-house team in 1950, this lamp was surnamed the Mantis lamp because of its insect-like appearance. It was revealed to the public at the 36th Interior Designers Fair in Paris in 1952. First launching with a classic lampshade, it took on the iconic saucer lampshade in 1955, made with pleated cellulose acetate film – commonly called rhodoïd.

Many options available for the structure:

  • Wood: ash, ash black or oak

  • Electric wires: black, white or red

  • Steel: black or white

  • Dimensions: 19” x 17” x 65”

  • Halo 1x60w max or LED retrofit

  • Handmade in France

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