Midgard very big clamping lamp with unique patina and enameled shade.
The design of this vintage hinged double-jointed 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 cleaning rust removal
of all elements, the lamp was polished brushed clear coated and rebuilt again. All the small parts were cleaned, polished, oiled.
The lamp has signs of wear consistent with its age and use.
It has a noteworthy beautiful and unique patina. The original enameled shade has a few signs of age.
The lamp is in very good overall condition and is marked with the ‘Midgard’ logo at the joints. It has presumably been manufactured in the 40’s-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 lamp socket.
The lamp can be fixed to the table or at the wall with the Midgard clamping base.
Please refer to the photos for more details.
Shade diameter 16cm
1. Arm 49cm
2. Arm 67cm
Cable length 350cm
Buld socket E27
Manufactured in Auma, in Thüringen