Midgard very big scissor lamp in original condition with enameled shade and hammertone paint.
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 of all elements, the lamp was cleaned and rebuilt again.
The lamp has 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 Midgard at the hinge. It should have been manufactured in the 40-50’s.
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 wall with the wall-mount bracket and screws.
Please refer to the photos for more details.
Shade diameter 16 cm
Height of the wall mounting 49.5 cm
Arm 47 cm
Scissor 16 to 80 cm
Length Cable approx. 350 cm