Midgard R2 big scissor lamp in original condition
The design of this vintage scissor lamp 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 lit with Midgard lights, serving as an example to Bauhaus students, and was used later in Ilse and Walter Gropius’ master house livingroom at the Dessau Bauhaus.
After the thorough dismantling rust removal
of all elements, the lamp was cleaned and rebuilt again.
The lamp has light signs of wear consistent with its age and use. The shade has one little dent. The paint has light losses.
The electrical equipment was renewed and refurbished with a three-wire system and a grey cloth coated cord was used.
The light is operated clockwise by a rotary switch located on the lamp socket.
Please refer to the photos for more details.
Arm 35 cm
Scissor ca 17-92 cm
Total lenght approx 17-120 cm
Shade diameter 18 cm
Wall mounting: 40 cm
Cable length 245cm
Bakelite bulb socket E27 with rotary switch