*Please note that the Lamp is now rented until the 3.12.2018 for the serie ‘Babylon Berlin’ und will be sent after this date if it is purchased.*
Midgard big white scissor lamp in original condition from an hospital
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 signs of wear consistent with its age and use. The shade has two little damages at the edge. A broken part of the arm has been replaced, therefrom there is a very light saturation difference between the two parts – please see last pic.
The electrical equipment was renewed and refurbished with a three-wire system and a grey cloth coated cord was used.
The light is operated 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 290
Bakelite bulb socket E27 with rotary switch