Midgard task light "whip"


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Product Description

Old Midgard task light with clamping base
The design of this vintage rare task 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 painted
clear coated and rebuilt again.

The lamp has signs of wear consistent with its age and use.
The lamp is in good overall condition appart from some scratches.
The shade has a small dent.
The lamp is engraved with MIDGARD and DDRP on the head.

The mechanical system of the lamp functions perfectly.
The joints are held by two screws.

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 clamping lampbase can be fixed on the table surface/table top.
Please refer to the photos for more details.

Height 77cm
Shade diameter 16 cm
Cable length 160 cm

REF 075

Additional Information

Weight 3 kg