Midgard clamp lamp in original condition.
The design of this unique task light was developed by Curt Fischer, who worked on the idea of the ‘steerable light’ from approx. 1920 on. Even before the well known designs by Christian Dell or Marianne Brandt, Curt Fischer realized the idea of the so-called ‘steerable light’ with the all-round movable work lamp. The metal workshop at the Weimar Bauhaus was lighted up with Midgard lights, serving as an example to Bauhaus students, and was also later in Ilse and Walter Gropius’ master house living room at the Dessau Bauhaus.
After the thorough dismantling and cleaning of all elements, the lamp was rebuilt again. All the small parts have been cleaned, polished, oiled.
The lamp has a few signs of wear consistent with its age and use.
The lamp is in very good overall condition appart from some scratches.
The lamp is engraved with the Midgard sign on the head, on the hinge and printed with Midgard on the shade.
The mechanical system of the lamp functions perfectly.
The electrical equipment was renewed and refurbished with a three-wire system and a black cloth coated cord was used.
The light is operated by a rotary switch located on the original bakelite lamp socket.
The lamp can be easily attached to the table with the clamping base.
Please refer to the photos for more details.
1. arm 48cm
2. arm 74cm – this arm is slightly bent, what doesn’t affect the function
Shade diameter 22 cm
Cable length 380 cm
Clamping range from 3, 3 cm