The GM Lamp represents classic Danish industrial design, brought to life from the sketches of one of the masters of the style.

Assembly required
Minimal
Colour
Brass
Depth
30cm
Dimmable
No
Height
21cm
Light bulb cap type
E27
Light bulb type
Halogen
Light bulbs included
No
Material
Lacquered Brass
Max wattage
60w
Package depth
32cm
Package height
24cm
Package weight
2.124kg
Package width
31.5cm
Product weight
1.64kg
Suitable for outdoor use
No
Total cable length
300cm
Width
30cm

The GM 30 Lamp has been created from Grethe Meyers original sketches from May 1984. 20 years after their conception, Menu has the pleasure, and honor, of putting the 'Grethe Meyer Lamp' into production for the first time.


Grethe Meyer

Grethe Meyer is one of Denmark’s most distinguished representatives of Danish industrial design. She was a designer and an architect and won numerous awards for her work.

She lived from 1918-2008, and was a pioneer woman, working in a highly male dominated field in a time when some still thought of women as mediocre. The stories say that Grethe Meyer always had firm beliefs and was never afraid to express them. Her work was very systematic and thorough; she analysed details like people’s eating habits or space limitations in their homes, and used her knowledge to create products that were not only beautiful, but also highly usable and practical.

In 1960 she founded her own architectural firm and focused her attention on everyday products for the table and kitchen. Surely something so many people use so much, day after day, deserves some extra attention? Her work process was open and creative, and because she did not always have a clear idea of what the finished product would be, she was free to look at all the details – shapes, materials and colors – over and over and over again, and then once more, until she was convinced this was the right way. Her designs always had quality, personality and respect for the user.

Grethe Meyer is especially known for her furniture work on ‘BB Boligens Byggeskabe’ with Danish architect Børge Mogensen and later on her popular series ‘Blå Kant’, ‘Ildpot’ and ‘Firepot’ for Royal Copenhagen. She also did a highly popular cutlery design ‘Copenhagen’ for Georg Jensen and drew numerous lamps.

Grethe Meyer passed away in 2008 after a long and successful life, designing and shaping the way people lived. She received numerous awards and acclaims for her work and today several of her products are exhibited in design museums all over the world.


Menu’s philosophy is simple. We want to make the world better, less complicated, a little bit nicer to wake up to. Collaborating with super-talented designers, we make objects to be treasured now… and forever.