Kahla Midgard clamping lamp in steel look with enameled shade from another manufacturer.
The design of this vintage hinged double-jointed lamp from the DDR time 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 cleaning rust removal
of all elements, the lamp was polished brushed clear coated and rebuilt again. The lamp has a unique and nice patina.
The lamp has signs of wear consistent with its age and use.
It has a noteworthy patina. The enameled shade is in a very good conditoin and has few signs of age.
The lamp is in very good overall condition and is marked with ‘Midgard’ and the Midgard Logo at the joint and with ‘Midgard’ at the base.
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 switch located on the lamp socket.
The lamp can be fixed to the table or at the wall with the original base and screws. And can be more easily fixed at the table with the provided extra (non original) clamping base.
Please refer to the photos for more details.
Shade diameter 18,5cm
1. Arm 38cm
2. Arm 57cm
Cable length 135cm
lamp socket E27
clamping up to 5,5cm