Midgard old reading lamp with enameled shade
The design of this vintage hinged 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.
The lamp has signs of wear consistent with its age and use.
It has a noteworthy patina.
It has been polished to give it a steel look.
The lamp is in very good overall condition and is marked with ‘Midgard’ at the base. It has been manufactured before the 2.WW.
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 bakelit lamp socket.
The lamp can be easily attached to the wall with the non original wall mounting and screws.
Please refer to the photos for more details.
1. Arm approx. 39cm
Full length up to approx 64 cm
Shade diamter approx 13cm
Bulb socket E27
Cable length ca. 260 cm