Midgard Kahla Wall lamp with patina and shade made of aluminium
The design of this vintage hinged 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 partial rust removal
of all elements, the lamp was brushed, sealed with oil and rebuilt again.
The lamp has signs of wear consistent with its age and use.
It has a noteworthy patina.
The lamp is in good overall condition.
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 cord.
The lamp can be fixed at the wall with the non original wall mounting and screws.
Please refer to the photos for more details.
1. arm . 33cm
2. arm 42cm
shade diameter approx 18cm
bulb socket E27 with Bakelite rotary switch
cable length ca. 280 cm
manufactured in Auma in Thüringen