The Praying Mantis



About The Praying Mantis

The Praying Mantis Floor Lamp by Rispal. Douglas Mont brings back Rispal’s iconic creations “Nouvelles Formes” with the release of new models. He honors at the same time the brand’s original style and DNA and pays tribute to the avant-gardism culture. Designed by the Rispal in-house team in 1950, the original model 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.